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[January 31, 2013]

Details emerge in jailer arrests

Jan 31, 2013 (Odessa American - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- More information has been released in connection with the arrest and indictment of 13 former Ector County Correctional Facility employees.

The facility is a federal jail, run by Community Educational Centers, that rents space in the Ector County Courthouse.

According to federal records, each of the 13 former jail employees has been released from jail on $10,000 bonds.

Out of those arrested, 12 were jailers and one was a food service worker.

According to their indictments: --The food service worker, Barbara Garrett, 52 of Andrews, was charged for providing a cell phone for a $200 bribe on Dec. 14, 2012.

--Ashley Clark, 29 of Crane, was charged for providing cigarettes for a $100 bribe on Sept. 1, 2011.

--Jazmine Cruz, 19, of Odessa, was charged with providing cigarettes for a $400 bribe on Oct. 1, 2011.

--Valerie Arenivas, 22, of Odessa, was charged with providing marijuana and cigarettes for a $100 bribe on Sept. 1, 2011.

--Charlette Smith, 46, of Odessa, was charged with providing a cell phone for a $350 bribe on July 3, 2012.

--Jessica Smith, 33, of Monahans, was charged with providing Lortab painkillers for a $50 bribe on Nov. 1, 2011.

--Jennifer Lopez, 25, of Odessa was charged with providing cell phones and calling cards for a $200 bribe on Dec. 1, 2011.
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--Jonathon Meza, 29, of Odessa, was charged with providing cigarettes for a $200 bribe on Sept. 1, 2012.

--Nancy Morales, 36, of Odessa, was charged with providing a cell phone and charger for a $700 bribe on March 1, 2012.

--Gabriel Navarette, 23, of Odessa, was charged with providing cigarettes for a $100 bribe on Nov. 1, 2011.

--Dennis Newsome, 63, of Austin, was charged with providing a cell phone for $1,000 on July 6, 2012.

--Jovanna Olivarez, 21, of Odessa, was charged with providing a cell phone for a $200 bribe on Feb. 15, 2012.

--Matthew Williams, 20, of Odessa, was charged with providing a cell phone for a $500 bribe on June 8, 2012.

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