A Tulsa County Sheriff's Office guard has been fired after he claimed he had smuggled guns and knives into the David L. Moss Jail Criminal Justice Center, TCSO said.
Casey Roebuck, TCSO spokesperson, said they were questioning the detention officer about another matter when he said he had brought the weapons into the facility. Nothing was found in a thorough search of the jail, however, she said.
"The information he gave was specific about how it got in there and who it was intended for, so we viewed it as a credible threat" said Roebuck
Roebuck said it was the first time armed officers were used to shake down the jail, because of the concern they might face an inmate with a gun.
"If you think you have multiple guns and knives in your facility, you have to respond with force" she said.
The guard was fired, but there is no word yet on any charges. The guard's name has not been released.
The Sheriff's Office now considers the detention officers claims to be false, and though he's been fired, Roebuck said the investigation was ongoing and they don't know why he would make it up such claims.
The Sheriff's Office has not released the officer's name, and he has not been charged with a crime.