Over the weekend, four individuals scaled the Coffee County Jail fence in order to get contraband into the inmates.
Coffee County Jail Administrator, Captain Richard Moss, describes it as "unbelievable". At around 3AM, a deputy observed four suspects scaling a barbed-wire fence into the jail yard.”
They allegedly attempted to push tobacco underneath a small window of the jail building when caught.
"It was a shock,” Moss added. “People wanting to break-in the jail. It’s an on-going effort to keep contraband out of the jail itself."
Three of the suspects have been caught and charged with promoting prison contraband. A fourth suspect is still being sought in the case. Authorities say "ALERT" personnel kept the matter from escalating:
Chief Deputy Ronnie Whitworth with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department said, "They do have smoke breaks out back. They have those, were not satisfied but wanted to have something else and got caught."
Moss added, "They observed them scaling the fence, and really we were in a matter of minutes."
Officials at the Coffee County Jail are in the process of scouring out any structural issues associated with security.
Besides facing "promoting prison contraband", sheriff's officials say the suspects may face additional charges.
The name has not been released of the 4th suspect who is being sought at this time.