A Madison grand jury has indicted a deputy jailer on a first-degree official misconduct charge in connection with his son’s incarceration at the Madison County Detention Center in July 2012.
Lt. Jamie Lee Wynn, 45, of Berea, is accused of arranging for his son, Jonothan L. Wynn, 26, to be held at the Madison County Detention Center from July 24 to July 31, 2012, with no holder. He also allegedly failed to notify the Fayette County Sheriff about Jonothan’s arrest on Fayette County charges, according to the indictment.
The Madison County Detention Center jail log lists Jonothan Wynn as being jailed in July 2012 for a probation violation related to a misdemeanor offense.
The indictment also states Wynn transported his son to and from the Madison County Detention Center without orders to do so.
Finally, Wynn is alleged to have falsely put retention holders on Jonothan from the MCDC so he would avoid incarceration at the Fayette County Detention Center, according to the indictment.
Jailer Doug Thomas said Thursday that Wynn is still employed at the jail and is currently on active duty.
First-degree official misconduct is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by 90 days to 12 months in jail and a fine less than or equal to $500.
The state attorney general’s office started the investigation into Wynn’s conduct in September 2012 after receiving a complaint from the Fayette County Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing, according to a news release from the attorney general.
A special prosecutor from the Mason County Attorney’s Office has been appointed to handle the case, according to the release.
An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to prosecute.
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