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Bell County Deputy jailer arrested for introduction of contraband into detention center

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Sonya Warren - BCDC

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, a Bell County Deputy Jailer, 34-year-old Sonya Warren of Pineville was charged with promoting contraband - 1st degree.

The complaint warrant taken out by Chief Deputy Joe Coe, and executed by Bell Sheriff's Deputy Jody Risner, states that on March 29th inmate Jacob Lowe convinced Sonya Warren to bring contraband items into the facility to give to him. This was confirmed via an investigation into recorded inmate phone calls and text messages from their chirp devices.

Among those items were a rechargeable tattoo gun, charger, battery pack, and tattoo needles which were found during a cell search. Inmate Lowe admitted to the incident and a prior incident involving Warren bringing him contraband.

It was noted in the citation that the tattoo needles were considered dangerous and could be used as weapons causing immediate physical injury.

Sonya Warren is being held on a $5,000 cash bond.

Jailer Robin Venable continues to uphold his no tolerance policy for contraband in the Bell County Detention Center by prosecuting those who are involved in these incidents whether inmate or employee.

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