OKC inmate charged with manslaughter after corrections officer suffers heart attack

6/13/2017 - OKC, OK -- Jerime Mason Williams, 38, has been charged with first degree manslaughter in the death of an Oklahoma correctional officer after the officer suffered a fatal heart attack while taking Williams into custody over illegal contraband.

According to court records, Williams was an inmate at the Clara Waters Community Corrections Center on N. I-35 near the Frontier City Amusement Park. Williams was being held on drug crimes and was reportedly set to be released in a few weeks.

On Jan. 7, Williams was witnessed by guards retrieving a bag of contraband from near the facility's fence line. 

As guards approached Williams, there was allegedly a brief foot pursuit before Williams was detained and led back into the facility to be searched.

Correctional officer Stephen Jenkins, 42, suffered cardiac arrest, was transported to the hospital and later died.

After Jenkins' death, Williams was taken to the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of first-degree manslaughter. Williams' bond has been set at $20,000.

It was reported that the contraband consisted of loose leaf tobacco and rolling papers.