Former SC detention officer knew about inmate’s contraband and didn’t report it, warrant says

Former SC detention officer knew about inmate’s contraband and didn’t report it, warrant says
SLED says Keneshia Suade McFadden, 22, was charged with misconduct in office. (Source: Sumter-Lee Detention Center)

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A woman who formerly worked at the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Detention Center has been charged after allegedly knowing an inmate had contraband materials, the State Law Enforcement Division said Thursday.

SLED says Keneshia Suade McFadden, 22, was charged with misconduct in office. According to an arrest warrant, McFadden knew on Oct. 14, 2018 that in inmate “had contraband, not reporting that knowledge to her supervisors, and failing to confiscate said contraband” from the inmate, as required by law.

The alleged crime was discovered during recorded phone conversations between the inmate and McFadden and in her eventual statements to SLED agents.

McFadden was arrested and booked at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. The case will be prosecuted by the Third Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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