Posted by Ellen Krafve - email
GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Two more people have been charged in connection with the escape of two Gregg County inmates. The jail break happened earlier this week.
Sheriff's Deputy Yvonne Oliver, 25, and Sheriff's Deputy Gracie Carrillo, 20, were arraigned this afternoon.
They're accused of helping a jail trusty by leaving two separation cells open on Tuesday.
That trusty then took Desmond Jackson and Bruce Kelly out of the jail in a trash bin where they made their escape, before being captured 14 hours later.
"There are no malfunctioning systems in the jail that's not the problem," said Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano. "It happens to be these two individuals that were trusted to work in the jail that violated that trust."
It is believed that there was a relationship between at least one of the jailers and one of the escaped inmates.
Escapee and convicted murderer Desmond Jackson was transported Friday morning to TDC to serve a life sentence without parole.
Oliver and Carrillo have been charged with Facilitating Escape and are being held on $175,000 bond, but are being jailed in Upshur County for their safety.
Anthony Williams and Marquis Kelly have also been arrested and charged with taking part in the jail break.