The Clay County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement concerning the arrest of a jailer.

On December 23rd, 2023, the Clay County Detention Center became aware that an inmate debit card was missing.

The Sheriff’s Department started looking into the missing card.

On December 28th it was found that a jailer had not followed policy and procedure when dealing with an inmate or his personal property.

It was also determined that the jailer had used the inmate’s debit card to withdraw money out of the inmate’s bank account.

The Sheriff’s Department arrested 19-year-old Jason Jeffries of Piggott. He was charged with Fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, and Theft of Property.