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Inmate Files Harassment Lawsuit

2 August 2017 News


In 2001, Timothy Wayne Smith was an inmate at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center. During that time, Peggy Elizabeth Montoney was fired for improper sexual contact with Smith. Monteny pled guilty to unlawful sexual battery and received two years probation from the incident.

Smith has been an inmate at the jail additional times following the incident. He claims he has been harassed ever since the incident by jail staff because he complied with law enforcement during the investigation.

On June 23, Smith filed a lawsuit in Frederick County Circuit Court stating he has been harrassed as a means of retaliation. He claims he has been threatened with new charges, physical intimidation, and facility infractions.

The suit names four guards as well as jail Superintendent Jim Whitley. Smith further made accusations of his cell being unsanitary. Additionally he states he is afraid of getting seriously injured or even killed.


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