|Taney County Sheriff Jimmie Russell|
Two former jailers in Taney County found themselves behind bars last week after they were charged with allegedly having sex with inmates.
Details are sketchy at this point, but Sheriff Jimmie Russell has confirmed that he arrested Corey M. Ridings and Chadwick William Brewer last Thursday.
Russell says a female inmate, who is not a victim in these investigations, alerted authorities to the alleged inappropriate contact the two jailers had with inmate/s.
Prosecutor Jeff Merrell charged Ridings, 21,with four counts of sexual contact with a prisoner last Friday. Brewer, 22, is facing a single count of sexual contact with a prisoner.
|Corey Ridings (l) and Chad Brewer (mug shots Branson PD)|
Both Brewer and Ridings, who were both terminated upon arrest, were booked into jail in Branson and quickly posted bond. They are both due back in associate court on June 10th for bond hearings, according to online court records.
We will have the probable cause statements and mug shots of Ridings and Brewer tomorrow.
Court documents say the investigation into the jailers was launched after female inmates in the Taney County jail filed a grievance against male correctional staff members.
According to court documents Corey Ridings allegedly admitted to having "consensual" intercourse and receiving oral sex from a prisoner, identified as L.D.T. in the probable cause statement , on multiple occasions while she was incarcerated in the Taney County jail.
Another woman, identified as S.J. in court records, told authorities that she performed oral sex on Ridings six months ago while she was incarcerated in Taney County.
Chad Brewer allegedly touched the breasts and vagina of L.D.T. on May 7th "with her full consent," according to the probable cause statement filed against him.