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Former DOC nurse charged with felonies


A former Department of Corrections employee is facing charges related to intimacy with an inmate and bringing cellphones into a prison. The incidents allegedly took place at James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena.

Terranda Michelle Murry, 33, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, has been charged with two felony counts: (1) bringing and/or possession of cell phone or electronic device in penal institution and (2) sexual battery. The first charge is punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment. The second count is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years.

According to court papers signed by Agent Benjamin J. Williams of the Oklahoma Inspector General’s Office, evidence in the case is based on a subpoena of former Oklahoma Department of Corrections Registered Nurse Murry’s cellphone records, a review of inmate Matthew Serage’s telephone account, a search of Murry’s Facebook account and statements made by both Murry and Serage during interviews.

Court documents state both said during interviews that Murry brought two cellular telephones and tobacco into JCCC and gave them to Serage. It was also determined the two were in a physically intimate relationship with Murry admitting to kissing Serage and engaging in mutual groping.


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