Morgan County Grand Jury Indicts MCCX Inmate

Wartburg, TN (2018-09-19) A Morgan County Grand Jury has returned indictments against an inmate and seven others at the Morgan County Correctional Complex for allegedly introducing contraband into the prison.

Robert Fusco

On Tuesday, a Grand Jury indicted Robert Fusco and several co-defendants in connection with a lengthy investigation by the Tennessee Department of Correction and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into an alleged attempt by Fusco to introduce contraband into the Morgan County Correctional Complex.

During the investigation, authorities reportedly collected evidence that Fusco, who was a minimum-security inmate at the prison, breached the secure perimeter of the facility.  Authorities say it was a highly unusual case because Fusco wasn’t trying to escape but was trying to introduce contraband into the facility.

Fusco was indicted on charges of escape (felony), conspiracy to escape (felony), and for having an unlawful telecommunications device in a penal facility.

The grand jury also indicted seven others in connection with the case:

  • William Richmond, 68, was charged with Conspiracy to Escape; Facilitation of Escape and Permit/Facilitate Escape;
  • Megan Cheryl Jones, 29, was charged with Conspiracy to Escape; Facilitation of Escape; Tampering with Evidence; Sexual Contact with Inmate; Facilitation of Contraband in a Penal Facility;
  • Jarrett Tolley aka Alyssa Tolley, 30, was charged with Conspiracy to Escape; Facilitation of Escape; Permit/Facilitate to Escape; Escape Implements;
  • Cecil Kendall, 35, was charged with Conspiracy to Escape; Facilitation of Escape; Permit/Facilitate to Escape;
  • Elizabeth Ashley England, 30, was charged with Conspiracy to Escape; Facilitation of Escape; Permit/Facilitate to Escape
  • Ethan Self, 26, was charged with Conspiracy to Escape; Facilitation of Escape; Permit/Facilitate to Escape
  • Josh Sexton, 34, was charged with Conspiracy to Escape; Facilitation of Escape; Permit/Facilitate to Escape; Official Misconduct

Immediately following the incident inmate Fusco was classified as a maximum custody inmate and reassigned to West Tennessee State Penitentiary.

“This investigation and subsequent indictments should serve as a reminder that the department will not tolerate any threat to the safety and security of our facilities,” Commissioner Tony Parker said.  “We have been, and will continue to be, relentless in the prosecution of those that violate their oath and violate the law.  Any person threatening this department’s mission will be held accountable be it staff, inmate or community member,” he added.