*Updated 9/15/21 at 4:29 p.m. –  As part of the TBI’s ongoing investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for former Henry County Correctional Officer Richard Sanders on a count of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure involving a female inmate.  Today, TBI special agents arrested Sanders and booked him into the Henry County Jail on $10,000 bond.

PARIS – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Henry County Correctional Officer on charges of having inappropriate contact with an inmate.

At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, today, TBI agents began investigating a report of a Henry County Correctional Officer having inappropriate contact with a female inmate inside her cell over the last week. 

As a result of the investigation, Richard Wade Sanders (DOB: 5/27/00) was arrested this afternoon and booked into the Henry County Jail on three counts of Sexual Contact with an Inmate.  His bond is set at $25,000.  Sanders is no longer employed by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office following an internal investigation.