Ex-Jailer Gets 21 Months In Prison

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 7:29 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- A former Sequoyah County corrections officer has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for beating an arrestee.

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling said Wednesday 24-year-old Jarrod Yates was sentenced on a charge that he violated the civil rights of an arrestee.

Sperling said that on June 25, 2006, at the Sequoyah County Jail in Sallisaw, Yates punched, kneed and stomped an arrestee on his head and face, causing serious injuries, including a fractured orbital socket and severe lacerations that required stitches.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by the U.S. attorney's office.