(WBIR, Rutledge) - Five former workers at the Grainger County Detention Center made their first appearance in court Monday morning after being indicted on various charges.
In November, the Grainger County Detention Center was locked down after three inmates escaped and weren't missed for days.
The escapes exposed major security and operational issues in the jail.
The TBI opened an investigation into the facility and its employees.
A grand jury returned indictments on five of the workers including the sheriff's son.
-Joshua Cory Bumgardner is charged with official oppression and official misconduct.
-Jessie Cummings is charged with sexual contact with an inmate (two counts), official oppression, and official misconduct (three counts).
-Tylor Matthew Farrow is charged with official misconduct and introduction of contraband.
-Jacob Scott Layel is charged with official misconduct and theft under $500.
-Michael Alton Sane is charged with bribery (three counts), permitting or facilitating escape (three counts), official misconduct (six counts), and accessory after the fact.
Layel, Bumgardner, and Farrow will be back in court April 21st. Sane and Cummings will be back in court March 24th.