The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
CURRENT CONDITIONS
Overcast Overcast
50 °
Click For Extended Forecast


More Jobs
In Newport, TN



choose text size bigger text smaller text

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.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation
 

GET BREAKING NEWS

Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.


PHOTO GALLERY


RECENT GALLERIES

View All Galleries