Uvalde County Jail sergeant Wade Anson Sims, 28, found himself on the wrong side of a jail cell Friday night when he was arrested for allegedly engaging in improper sexual contact with a female inmate.
Sims was arrested by the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office on charges of violating the civil rights of a person in custody/improper sexual activity with a person in custody.
The offense is a state jail felony.
According to Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brandon McCutchen, an inmate brought the alleged misconduct to the attention of jail administrator Matthew Mitton on Friday at approximately 10 a.m.
Sheriff Charles Mendeke called in the Texas Rangers to review the claims. Ranger Wayne Matthews started an investigation.
Sims’s employment with the department was terminated immediately, and within 10 hours of the initial claim he was booked into the jail.
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