Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a now former correctional officer at the Cheatham County Jail, who stands accused of abusing his position to introduce contraband into the facility.
At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents began investigating Drew Perry Mansfield on July 13th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that, on several occasions earlier this year, Mansfield brought contraband inside the county jail to give to inmates. The county subsequently terminated Mansfield’s employment.
On Monday, the Cheatham County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging the Clarksville man with three counts of Official Misconduct, three counts of Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Introduction of Contraband into a Penal facility.
Today, authorities arrested Mansfield and booked him into the Cheatham County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove says that Mansfield was a new employee with only a few months on the job. "I was notified by the jail administrator, JJ Hannah, that they received credible information regarding Mansfield introducing contraband into the jail. I immediately contacted the District Attorney’s Office and requested a TBI investigation into the allegation. Once the evidence was substantiated, he was immediately terminated," says Breedlove.
Breedlove pledges the Sheriff's Office will continue their search for "qualified and honest people" to work in the jail.