Polk County Jail Officer Arrested, Inmate Also Charged, LIVINGSTON, April 14, 2022 - On April 14, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Polk County Correctional Officer and an inmate, after an extensive investigation into introducing prohibited substances into the Polk County Jail.
Correctional Officer Carly Viola Noack, 30, of Votaw, Texas, and Polk County Jail inmate Mark Anthony Jacobs, 19, of Goodrich, Texas, were both investigated and charged with introducing Prohibited Substance/Item in a Correctional Facility, a Felony 3 offense. Officer Noack was immediately placed on administrative suspension, pending the investigation. Noack has been employed as a Correctional Officer in the Polk County Jail since December 2021.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives received information in reference to looking into Officer Noack for possibly bringing tobacco products into the Polk County Jail.
Detectives discovered through their investigation that Officer Noack did in fact purchase and deliver tobacco products to an inmate and received cash payments for doing so, along with the inmate providing tobacco to other inmates for profit.
After conducting interviews with all parties involved, Detectives were provided with evidence and information as to how all the transactions were made.
Arrest warrants were obtained and Officer Noack turned herself in to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, where she was terminated and booked into the Polk County Jail, on a $5,000.00 bond. Inmate Mark Anthony Jacobs was also charged and given a $5,000.00 bond. Jacobs is currently in Jail for Capital Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping and several drug possession charges.
Sheriff Lyons wants it to be known that he has and will continue to investigate and prosecute any misconduct or violation of the law by any employee of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, if an investigation finds that they have violated the law.