Bay County Inmate Receives New Charges

Bay County Jail inmate Anthony J. Davis received charges Monday in connection with his involvement with two Bay County Jail employees in two recent cases.

Anthony Davis

Bay County Jail inmate Anthony J. Davis received charges Monday in connection with his involvement with two Bay County Jail employees in two recent cases.

In both cases, the detention specialists were fired and now face criminal charges.

On October 30, 2008, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen initiated an investigation into Davis and employee Angela Lavonne Chiles.

During the course of the investigation it was learned Chiles had been introducing contraband, including tobacco products, into the jail to Anthony Davis for monetary compensation. Chiles was arrested on November 5, 2008, and charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Detention Facility and Unlawful Compensation for Official Behavior.

The investigation into Davis’ part in the first case grew to include another incident when information was received through other Bay County Jail employees about yet another detention specialist and inappropriate behavior with inmate Davis.

The investigation resulted in the arrest on December 15, 2008, of Shannon Nicole Copeland on charges of Sexual Misconduct with an Inmate and Introduction of Contraband( Marijuana).

Inmate Anthony Davis now has two counts of Bribery and two counts of Introduction of Contraband into a County Detention Facility. He faces first appearance before a judge today at 2pm.


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