Columbia, SC (WLTX) - An agent with the Probation, Parole, and Pardon department is accused of giving an prisoner at a county jail a cell phone.
Tyson Maurice Milhouse, 37, is charged with one count of furnishing or attempting to furnish a prisoner with contraband and misconduct in office.
State Law Enforcement Division agents say early this year Milhouse gave the phone to a state inmate housed at the Barnwell County Detention Center.
Milhouse has been suspended without pay.
The contraband charge is a felony, and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.