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GCSO investigating CO for inappropriate sexual contact with inmate

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum confirms his agency is working diligently with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office investigating claims that employee, Corrections Officer Mark Nunley, had inappropriate sexual contact with a female inmate or inmates.

Nunley was the supervisor over the inmate litter crew and assigned to the corrections division. Nunley has not been charged, but was terminated last evening for reasons indirectly related to this incident.

Sheriff Shrum stated, “This administration will not tolerate this type of conduct. The security of our female inmates is a priority and we have taken steps to ensure that. While this accusation is very disturbing, it does not define every employee of the Sheriff’s Office. We will continue to work with both the TBI and District Attorney’s Office to find answers.” 

Sheriff Shrum further stated that the inappropriate contact between the corrections officer and the inmate(s) occurred offsite and did not happen at the jail.
All 13 female inmates were removed from the Grundy County Jail late last week after the allegations of inappropriate sexual contact between Nunley and a female inmate came to light.
Sheriff Shrum this continues to be a coordinated effort between his office, the district Attorney, and the TBI.