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Jailer fired after being accused of plan to give tobacco to an inmate

DeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.
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DeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office recently fired an employee on charges that she planned to provide tobacco to an inmate.

But her former boss, Sheriff Jeff Mann, has refused calls to resign following his arrest – and subsequent guilty plea – for allegedly exposing himself in a public park.

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Detention Officer Elizabeth Ashley Meta Young is charged violation of Oath of Office and two counts of Crossing the State/County Guard Lines, all felonies.

“Deputies found large amounts of tobacco in her possession while she was on duty. According to warrants, the officer intended to deliver the tobacco to an inmate with whom she had been corresponding,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. “Ms. Young was released on bond and her employment with the Sheriff’s Office has been terminated.”

According to an Atlanta police report, Mann was arrested in May after an officer allegedly saw him masturbating and walking in the officer’s direction. The report alleges he ran from the Atlanta Police officer before being apprehended. In response to the incident, he suspended himself for one week with pay, May 27 through June 4, before Gov. Nathan Deal suspended him for 40 days starting June 13. He was paid during the suspension. Last month he pleaded guilty to obstruction and prohibited conduct. He was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and have to perform 80 hours of community service. The city banned him from its parks for six months,

The Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on whether Young should be given another chance in light of Mann’s decision to remain on the job after pleading guilty to a crime.

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