George County jailer accused of sex with inmate

George County jailer accused of sex with inmate

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A George County jailer is out of a job and under arrest charged with having sex with an inmate. Sheriff Keith Havard fired and arrested Warren Avery, 58, Thursday  night. Havard said the facility has "zero tolerance for misconduct of any kind."

The joint investigation by the George County Sheriff's Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is continuing and Havard said in a news release, "The incident will be rigorously and aggressively dealt with in accordance with state laws. Once the investigation is completed, the findings will be presented to a Grand Jury.

Avery had worked at the George County Regional Jail since 2009.