Former jailer gets probation, smuggled tobacco into jail

POSTED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:36pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

CORYELL COUNTY -- A former Coryell County jailer gets what some are calling a slap on the wrist for his part in a jail smuggling ring.

Jake Nelson Rhoades was sentenced to 3 years probation Monday.

He and five others were investigated back in March after a source tipped off the sheriffs' office that the group was smuggling tobacco into the county jail.

The others are still awaiting trial and have been charged with criminal conspiracy, a felony offense.


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