Former Grainger jailer makes plea agreement

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Four of the five Grainger County jailers facing charges after three inmates escaped in November appeared in court on Monday.

Jesse Cummings pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with an inmate and two counts of official misconduct. According to the state, Cummings kissed a female inmate and had sex with her while working at the jail. His sentencing hearing is set for June 16.

Michael Sane told the judge he was supposed to enter a plea on Monday, but his attorney didn't show up, so he'll be back in court on May 7. He's accused of helping the inmates escape, and faces several other charges.

Tyler Farrow's attorney said they've also received a plea offer from the state and need time to look it over. Farrow will be back in court on June 16. He's charged with bringing a cell phone into the jail.

The judge set Cory Bumgardner's trial for July 10th. According to indictments, he made a female inmate expose herself.

Jacob Layel's hearing was reset for June 16. He's accused of stealing things from one of the escapee's cell and faces official misconduct.


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