NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a corrections officer accused of assaulting an inmate under her supervision.

At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents began investigating Teresa Maria Howell (DOB 6-30-63) on June 19th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that, on June 16th, while working as a corrections officer at the Humphreys County Jail, Howell physically assaulted a female inmate.

On Monday, the Humphreys County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging the Waverly woman with one count of Assault. Today, authorities arrested Howell and booked her into the Humphreys County Jail on $1,000 bond.