Tulsa County detention officer arrested on allegation of sex with inmate

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TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa County detention officer has surrendered to authorities after a warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of sexual battery.

The Tulsa County sheriff’s office said in a release late Friday that Ashley Michelle Smith had turned herself in at the county jail.

Ashley Smith/Tulsa County jail

A warrant for her arrest was signed by a judge earlier Friday.

Authorities say Smith is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an inmate at the jail.

Smith has been on administrative leave since September 8 when the allegation surfaced.

She was hired as a detention officer in May of this year.

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