Midland County jailer charged with having sex with inmate

Sybil Gentry, 25. (Photo: Midland County Sheriff's Office)

MIDLAND COUNTY -- 5:25 p.m. Update: The Midland County Sheriff's Office tells CBS7 that Sybil Gentry has been released from jail on a $50,000 bond.

A jailer working for the Midland County Sheriff's Office has been arrested following a month-long investigation.

According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Sybil Gentry has been charged with Improper Sex Act With Person in Custody, a State Jail Felony, and Tampering with Evidence, a 3rd Degree Felony.

An arrest affidavit obtained by CBS7 states that Gentry engaged in sexual contact with a female inmate over the course of a month and a half.

The inmate told an investigator that Gentry brought her into a guard station and multipurpose room when the acts happened. She also showed the investigator a letter she received from Gentry that told her to "keep her head up because Gentry really cared."

Sheriff Gary Painter tells CBS7 that Gentry has been fired from her position with the sheriff's office and has now been booked into the jail.

Gentry could face up to 12 years in jail for the two charges.