MDOC officer trainee faces two felony charges

MDOC officer trainee faces two felony charges

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - A Mississippi Department of Corrections officer trainee is facing two felony charges brought by the MDOC.

Siloam Jenkins, 30 of Shelby, is accused of attempting to smuggle alcohol into Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman after liquor was found in two water bottles.

In addition to being charged with introduction of alcohol into a correctional facility, he is also charged with introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility for allegedly having a pack of tobacco and marijuana.

He was arrested and taken to the Sunflower County Jail, where his bond was set at $30,000.

Jenkins, who was hired in April 1, is the second security employee arrested this week at Parchman.

A conviction on the alcohol charge carries a minimum two years, a maximum five years and a maximum $10,000 fine. A conviction on the contraband charge carries from three to 15 years in prison, maximum $25,000 fine, or both.