Federal indictments were unsealed today charging current and former supervisory corrections officers at the Cheatham County Jail in Ashland City, Tennessee, with federal civil rights and obstruction offenses, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee. Former Corporal Mark Bryant is charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 242, and two counts of obstruction of justice, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1519.  Sergeant Gary Ola is charged with two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001. Both were arrested earlier today and will make initial appearances before a U.S. Magistrate Judge later this afternoon.
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