Pair arrested in prison smuggling try

A man and woman, both from Montgomery, were arrested April 9 for attempting to smuggle contraband into one of the state prisons located outside Atmore.
According to a DOC press release, the incident in which the pair is charged occurred around 12:30 a.m., when a prison K-9 unit spotted a “suspicious vehicle parked at the entrance gate to William C. Holman Correctional Facility.” Agents with the DOC’s Intelligence and Investigations Unit detained and questioned two females who were found inside the vehicle.

Corrections officials later found a package near the perimeter fence of the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility, approximately a mile from Holman. The package contained cellphones, cellphone chargers and an unspecified controlled substance.

Agents were eventually led to an unidentified local business where 25-year-old Jafarris Williams of Montgomery was taken into custody. After questioning Williams, one of the two female suspects — the owner of the vehicle, 26-year-old Curnasha Leshaye Thomas, also of Montgomery — was also placed under arrest.


Williams and Thomas are each charged with one count of promoting prison contraband and one count of conducting prohibited activity on state property.

Thomas was also charged with second-degree possession of marijuana. The other female was not charged.


Both suspects were reportedly taken to Escambia County Detention Center, from which each has reportedly been released on bond.