MILLER COUNTY, Mo. - A Miller County detention officer has been arrested and charged after allegedly having inappropriate contact with a female inmate.

Miller County Sheriff Louis Gregoire said Samuel Evans admitted to having sexual contact with a female inmate while he was on duty. Evans was arrested and placed on a 24 hour hold while charges were submitted to the prosecutor.

Evans was charged with sexual conduct with a prisoner, a class E felony. His next court date has not been scheduled.