JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested the former Johnson City Jail superintendent for theft after he was indicted by the Washington County grand jury earlier this week.
Samuel Garland, 58, of Johnson City, Tenn. was indicted on one count of theft over $60,000. The 1st Judicial District Attorney General requested a TBI investigation in May of 2013 after the Johnson City Police Department discovered misconduct during an internal investigation. Between 2004 and 2012, while serving as the jail’s superintendent, Garland was being paid by the Johnson City Boys and Girls Club to supervise the custodial work of female Johnson City jail inmates at the club’s facilities located on West Market Street. Garland was also being paid by the police department for the same work. During an eight year period, Sam Garland was paid more than $60,000 by the Boys and Girls Club.
Garland was booked into the Washington County Jail on $25,000 bond.