A former Monroe County Sheriff Captain has been accused of having sexual contact with an inmate and introducing contraband into a penal institution, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
On Aug. 30, 2016, allegations of official misconduct were made against Austin Byrum, Jr. At the time, the TBI said Byrum was a captain at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
During the course of the investigation, agents said information indicated Byrum was responsible for the acts.
According to the TBI, he is no longer an employee of the sheriff's office.
On June 6, Byrum was indicted one count of official misconduct, one count of sexual contact with an inmate or prisoner, and one count of introduction of contraband, a telecommunication device, into a penal institution. Two days later, he was booked into the Monroe County Jail and released after posting a $5,000 bond.