Former Sevier County jailer arrested in Michigan on charges of assaulting inmate

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) – A former Sevier County corrections officer was arrested in Michigan Wednesday after a grand jury indicted him on charges that he assaulted an inmate.

Rudolph Guy Hayes, 19, is charged with aggravated assault and official misconduct. He was arrested at the home of a relative in Warren, Michigan, and is being held in jail there on a fugitive from justice charges awaiting extradition to Sevier County.

Anthony Rendina (Sevier County Sheriff's Office)
Anthony Rendina (Sevier County Sheriff’s Office)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says they were looking into an incident that happened at the Sevier County Jail on September 23. They say inmate Anthony Rendina was causing a disturbance and was confronted by Hayes. An altercation occurred and Rendina ended up in the hospital.

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