Hamilton County Jail guard accused of abusing authority

photo The Hamilton County Jail

photo Steven Ward

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A guard at the Hamilton County Jail has been accused of misusing his authority by promising to interfere with a female inmate's jail records, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Steven Ward, 45, has worked in the Hamilton County Jail for eight years, and on Thursday, he was arrested and booked into that same jail. He is charged with official misconduct and was released on a $3,000 bond.

Investigators