Jailers Accused of Battery

Two officers who watch after people behind bars have now be joining them... 

Curry County Detention Officers Jeff Aikman and Sergeant Bernie Woods were arrested for aggravated battery on an inmate...and booked into the very jail they were presiding over just days ago.

It happened last Wednesday night when an inmate was being transferred.

The inmate allegedly began to resist the officers so they handcuffed him.

But video and witnesses show the two used excessive force causing severe bruising and cuts to the inmate. 

The detention officers now face up to twelve months in jail and a possible fine of one-thousand dollars.