One Female Guard Arrested for Giving Marijuana to Inmate, the Other for Sexual Assault

Shanik Bishop and Nardia Reynolds via Dekalb County Sheriff's Office and WRAL

In DeKalb County, Georgia, two women detention officers are in trouble for having having the wrong kind of relationships with inmates. Shanik Bishop, 26, and Nardia Reynolds, 30, were arrested on June 8, according to an 11 Alive report.

Bishop allegedly gave marijuana to one inmate, the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office said. Now she’s charged with felony violation of oath by a public officer, and felony crossing guard lines with a weapon, liquor, or drugs.

Then there’s Reynolds, charged with sexual assault against a person in custody, and like Bishop, felony violation of oath by a public officer. Both lost their jail jobs with Dekalb County, and are out on bond.

It’s actually Bishop who faces slightly more serious prison time. The drug-related charge carries a maximum sentence of four years, while Reynold’s sexual assault charge features a max three-year imprisonment. Nonetheless, the allegation they violated their oaths present a possible five-year sentence.

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