Former Claiborne County jail administrator charged with assault, official oppression

Former Claiborne County assistant Jail Administrator charged with assault, official oppression. / Source: (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

Claiborne County (WVLT) -- According to a release, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of the former assistant jail administrator in Claiborne County.

This comes after an investigation into an alleged assault of an inmate at the Claiborne County Jail that occurred May 30th.

Agents then determined that Mark Steven Ellis was responsible for the assault. Ellis was terminated from his position when the allegations surfaced.

A grand jury indicted Ellis with one count of assault and one count of official oppression.

Ellis turned himself in and is being held in the Claiborne County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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