A DeSoto County jailer is now himself in trouble with the law.
Christopher Hooker, age 35 of Memphis, was arrested and booked into the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center Saturday morning, charged with one count of furnishing a weapon, unauthorized electronic device, cell phone or contraband to prisoners.
In this case, Hooker was accused smuggling a phone to an inmate inside the jail who, according to reports from WMC Action News 5, would get Hooker $1,000 if he got him a phone.
According to jail information, Hooker was released on $3,000 bond Monday afternoon and will face a May 10 court date.
Bob Bakken is Managing Editor of the DeSoto Times-Tribune.