DeSoto County jailer accused of smuggling cellphone to inmate

DeSoto County jailer charged with smuggling contraband

DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - A DeSoto County jailer is accused of smuggling contraband for an inmate he was supposed to be guarding.

Christopher Hooker is charged with furnishing a weapon, unauthorized electronic device, cellphone or contraband.

The sheriff says the inmate promised Hooker more than $1,000 if the jailer could get him a phone.

Hooker was released from jail after posting $3,000 bond.

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