A Madison County deputy jailer has been charged with official misconduct, Attorney General Jack Conway announced Thursday.
Lt. Jamie Lee Wynn was indicted Wednesday on one count of first degree official misconduct, a Class A misdemeanor, a press release said.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by General Conway's Department of Criminal Investigations.
The Attorney General's investigation began in September 2012 after a complaint from the Fayette County Attorney's Office. Investigators say Wynn did not exercise his official duties following the arrest of his son Jonothan L. Wynn on Fayette County charges. (His name is spelled Jonathan in Fayette court records).
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The indictment said in July 2012 Jamie Wynn arranged to hold his son at the Madison County Detention Center after Jonothan Wynn was arrested on a Fayette County charge. The indictment alleged Jamie Wynn took actions to avoid his son's incarceration at the Fayette County Detention Center.
The charge against the son involved a probation violation following a fourth-degree assault domestic violence conviction, according to court records. The July 2012 probation violation charge led to the younger Wynn's probation being revoked in November 2012, according to court records.
An investigation of Jamie Wynn by the Fayette County Attorney's Office is ongoing, the release said.