The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff reports James Sean Guillory, a corrections officer, was arrested after allegations that he was conspiring with parish prison inmates to introduce contraband into the prison.
Sheriff Jeff Travis said Guillory, 32, of Ethel, was arrested Oct. 5th and booked into jail on charges of introducing contraband into a penal institution and malfeasance in office.
During questioning, Sheriff Travis said Guillory confessed to the crimes. Two parish prison inmates were also arrested, and an additional arrest of an inmate is anticipated. The sheriff’s office’s investigation revealed no other employees or citizens were involved in the conspiracy.
“It is unfortunate for all when it becomes necessary for us to arrest someone we thought of as one of our own. Through his actions, Guillory violated the sacred trust of his fellow employees, the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office and most importantly, the citizens of this parish he had sworn to serve and protect. Nothing is more reprehensible. My office does not and will not tolerate illegal or immoral behavior by our employees. As evidenced by this event, such behavior will be dealt with swiftly and forcefully by my office. The findings of our investigation are being turned over to the District Attorney for his review,” said Sheriff Travis.
Guillory had been employed at the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office for approximately one year. Following his arrest Tuesday, he was fired and is no longer an employee of the EFPSO.