Skip to comments.7 Officers Arrested at the Gib Lewis Unit After Alleged Sexual Assault
Posted on 03/26/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT by gop4lyf
Woodville, Texas - As of this afternoon 7 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employees have been arrested and booked into the Tyler County Jail in Woodville in what is being described by an anonymous source to The Backgate as an alleged sexual assault against an inmate housed at the Gib Lewis Expansion Cellblock.
The Gib Lewis Unit is a 2,200 bed prison facility east of Woodville and is home to some of over 850 of Texas' worse inmates who are housed in the high security expansion cellblock. The high tech expansion cellblock was built in 2000 next to the Gib Lewis Unit.
According to an anonymous source, a security lieutenant, two sergeants, and several officers were called to "E" pod of the expansion cellblock during the night shift on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
An inmate was alleged to have threatened to rape and kill the family of a female officer working at the "E" pod cellblock. Officers allegedly entered inside the cell of the inmate making threats without protective gear, which would be a violation of prison policy.
Once inside the cell officer and ranking staff alleged to have engaged the inmate in an unreported use of force. The inmate is alleged to have claimed he was sexually penetrated with an unknown object by one of the officers during the alleged unreported use of force.
The agency public information director Jason Clark, along with the Tyler County Sheriff's Office have verified the following Gib Lewis Officers were arrested and booked into the Tyler County Jail; Lieutenant Darrick Seale (male, age 42), Sergeant Frank Mraz (white male, age 48), Sergeant Claude Kelley III (white male, age40) Officer Andrea Creel (white female, age 49), Officer Joseph Coons (white male, age 22), Officer Jamie Christian (male, age 37), and Officer David Spence (white male, age 32). Officer Jaime Christian remains in jail tonight and the other 6 defendants are out on bond.
The defendants at this time are facing charges of official oppression, but the case is still under investigation meaning more charges might be brought.
Agency spokesman Jason Clark would not confirm any allegations of sexual assault, but released the following statement, "seven TDCJ Correctional Officers have been arrested for their actions related to an undocumented use of force on March 19 at the Lewis Unit." Clark stated the case was currently under investigation and was unable to provide any additional information.
This case brings unusual attention due to most unreported uses of force actions resulting in administrative action only. The Backgate Website at 7:41:00 PM
Why are some of them described as “white” while others have no racial description?
You’re right about that. Lots of convicts have pissed me off over the years. but I have always remembered that If I crosed the line I could end up with one of those jerks as my bunkie...
I have no idea.
Anonymous sources always leave room for doubt. I cannot imagine that guards would go into a scumbag’s cell without protective gear.
Hope you’ll let us know what happens.
” The inmate is alleged to have claimed he was sexually penetrated with an unknown object by one of the officers during the alleged unreported use of force. “
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
It is only with the advent of advanced computer technology that we have perfected the art of bad grammar.
I was under the impression that these cop types just want to abuse civilians and go home safely after their shift. Now it seems they want to butt-violate men, gang fashion. Well, I learn a little more every day.
At least the article didn’t read “wurst inmates”.
Hey, Brats on the grill are a Good Thing.
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