Sheriff Leon Lott announces the arrest of three Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) officers. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Midlands Gang Task Force worked with ASGDC leadership to investigate claims of misconduct in three separate cases.
Casey Weirich (DOB: 8/1/1992) is accused of accepting bribes from an inmate. Weirich was arrested on Jan. 25 on charges of misconduct in office after a large seizure of contraband was taken from an inmate’s cell by jail staff. Weirich is alleged to have alerted inmates prior to cell searches in exchange for narcotics.
Nakia Smith (DOB: 9/12/1998) is charged with possessing contraband in a county jail and misconduct in office. Smith is accused of concealing a cell phone and other contraband on her person inside the jail with the intention of distributing the items to inmates. Smith was arrested on Feb. 1 after investigators received an anonymous tip.
Lynntesha Barr (DOB: 1/23/1993) is charged with misconduct in office. Barr is alleged to have received more than $15,000 from inmates for distributing contraband inside the facility in the span of eight months. RCSD was notified by jail administration after she was observed on video surveillance handing an item to an inmate. Barr was arrested on Feb. 3.
All three suspects were arrested and booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.