Madison County Deputy Jailer Arrested, Fired Following Alleged Sexual Relations with Inmate

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Jailer Steve Tussey made the following statement regarding the incident:

“The safety and security of both our inmates and detention center staff has been a top priority of mine since I took office as Madison County Jailer in January of 2019.  The employee cited in this investigation is no longer employed by the Madison County Detention Center as of March 26, 2019, at 1:15pm. Due to this being a criminal investigation, we defer all questions to the KSP.  My staff is cooperating fully with the investigation.”

Tester was arrested and booked at MCDC, but was moved to the Fayette County Detention Center by Kentucky State Police Special Investigations because of the nature of the case. According to the detention center website, her bond is set currently at $10,000.