DeKalb County deputy fired, arrested for having sexual contact with inmate, deputies say

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of their own on Friday.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, Joann Marks, 26 of Decatur, was fired and charged for her relationship with an inmate.

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They say Marks is facing two felony charges, sexual contact by an employee and violation of oath of office.

She has been employed with the sheriff’s office since 2021 and was assigned to jail operations.


Marks is currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail.

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