Inmate arrested for damaging jail
Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported on February 24, Searcy County inmate, Jason Lewis, was charged after causing damage to the Searcy County Jail.
According to Cassell, Searcy County Deputy Billy Cordell noticed Lewis standing at the door of his cell in the A Pod section of the jail followed by a loud banging noise and Lewis waling into his cell and slamming the door. When Detention Officers Jonathan Baysinger and Blake Kelley examined the area, they noticed the window to A Pod was broken and damaged.
While viewing a video of the center, Lewis was seen pacing near the door to A Pod, then picking up the Pod's phone. After hanging up the phone, Lewis was seen moving to the A Pod door and head-butting the window in the door causing extensive damage estimated to be more than $1,200. Lewis was charged with 1st degree criminal mischief, Class B felony.
Lewis is currently being held in the Searcy County Detention Center. His original charge was driving while his license was suspended and a probation violation.