US Marshals Arrest Former Montgomery County Jail Corrections Officer


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Marshals Service has arrested a former Montgomery
County, Alabama Corrections Officer.
Timothy Bernard Summerlin, 33, was employed with the Montgomery County Sheriffs
Department as a corrections officer for 3 1/2 years. It is alleged that beginning at a time
unknown, up until about February 2023, Summerlin conspired with multiple individuals to
deliver prohibited items to federal inmates that are housed at the Montgomery County
Detention Facility. Summerlin received an excessive amount of currency as payment over
time as a result of providing illegal contraband to the inmates.
Summerlin was arrested on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 without incident in the Walmart
(Chantilly) parking lot by the United States Marshals Service and members of the
Montgomery Police Department. Summerlin was transported to the Frank M. Johnson
Federal Courthouse where he was seen by Federal Magistrate Judge Chad Bryan and
charged with Conspiracy to Provide Contraband to an inmate in prison, and Bribery of a
Public Official.
Chief Deputy M. Dante Gordon stated that. “Corrections officers are held to a high standard
of integrity, trust, and honor. This investigation has spanned over approximately seven (7)
months by my office and we are not done yet. There will be more indictments coming very
The United States Marshals Service for the Middle District of Alabama partnered with Sheriff
Derrick Cunningham and members of the Montgomery County Sheriffs Department for this
successful investigation.