Walworth County corrections officer says he was charged for helping inmate's pain

Posted at 10:01 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 23:26:23-05

ELKHORN -- A Walworth County Corrections officer who lost his job and faces charges says he was simply trying to ease an inmate's excruciating pain.
Cheyne Count says he merely provided over-the-counter Tylenol to an inmate in terrible tooth pain, but that's against the rules.
Count says he was placed on administrative leave and resigned from his position.

Four months later, he found out he was being charged for what happened. He tells us he's speaking out now to clear his name and help his peers.
"One slip up and you could end up in my seat. I don't want to have this behind my name. It's embarrassing for me, it's embarrassing for my family," said Cheyne Count, former corrections officer.
The district attorney lessened Count's charges to 'Encouraging Parole/Probation Violation' and 'Disorderly Conduct.' Cheyne has plead not guilty.
We reached out to the Walworth County Sheriff, he called TODAY'S TMJ4 back and said he has no comment.

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