LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Sheriff's Office has arrested a jailer for allegedly providing a prisoner with a saw blade so that he could escape.
According to the arrest affidavit, a search revealed several hacksaw blades and improvised weapons in the cell of an inmate, Jarrod Gee.
According to the affidavit, the department interviewed two jailers who they thought could have possibly brought in the saw blades.
One of the officers passed a polygraph and another, Venoyd McCalister, backed out of taking the polygraph at the last minute.
The officers then interviewed Gee, who gave a statement saying he had paid McCalister $2,500 to bring him a cell phone and hack saw blades to help him facilitate an escape. Gee said he had individuals on the outside pay the money to McCalister.
Gee said he never received a cell phone from McCalister nor did McCalister return the $500 for phone. Gee said he had been wronged by this, the affidavit stated.
McCalister is being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail, a standard procedure when office employees are jailed, Henson said.