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Inmate allegedly tries to bribe jailer

Published: 7:01 PM, 03/08/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-On Friday, March 8, at 2 a.m., an inmate at the Cocke County Jail Annex was ordering commissary items when he allegedly asked Corrections Officer Joshua Karup if he would bring him some cigarettes, Deputy Sheriff Karup reported.

Karup said when he said no, the inmate, Gerald Patrick Burke, 47, of West Point, Va., allegedly stated he would have a Western Union account with $200 set up for Karup if he would bring him two packs of cigarettes, Karup stated in his report.

Karup said no, and placed Burke back into his cell.

Burks was charged with bribery of a public servant, according to the report.

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