Two correctional officers at the
Lauderdale County jail have been charged with wrongdoing and fired.
Sheriff Billy Sollie said David Dyess, 35, of Quitman, and Joni
Kimiko Mosley, 26, of Meridian, have been charged with the
introduction of contraband, a felony offense.
The internal investigation, said Sollie, is ongoing.
Authorities say the contraband was a cell phone that Mosley
purchased for her inmate boyfriend, Christopher Aikens, and that
Dyess delivered to him.
Dyess has been a correctional officer since September 2002 and
was promoted to supervisor in 2004. Mosley has been a correctional
officer since January 2007. as there is no evidence of sexual
Sollie said both Dyess and Mosley are being held in the county
jail on $15,000 bond each.