A former guard with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office was arrested last week after being accused of having sexual contact with a female inmate convicted of first-degree murder.
James Wilson Jr., 50, was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury last week on two counts alleging that he engaged in “sexual contact” with inmate Pamela Jenkins, 28.
According to the indictment, the contact occurred over Dec. 2 and 3, 2011. Minutes for the meeting of the Metro Civil Service Commission show that Wilson resigned from his job as correctional officer on Dec. 5, 2011.
Wilson — a 14-year employee with the sheriff's office — reported his actions to superiors in early December, according to police. That led to an investigation by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs and the Metro Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit.
Jenkins was arrested on Nov. 23, 2011, after police alleged she was involved in the May 6, 2011, robbery and killing of Jordan Gardner outside Out of Bounds nightclub on Murfreesboro Pike. Two other men, Joshua Carter, who allegedly shot Gardner, and Adonis McElmore are also in jail in connection with the crime.
Wilson bonded out of jail on Saturday for $20,000. Jenkins is awaiting trial and her bond is set at $100,000.