Second Macomb County jail deputy charged with criminal sexual conduct

Posted at 11:56 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 18:06:02-04

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — One of two Macomb County Jail corrections deputies have been charged with criminal sexual conduct.

Ryan Stateler, 25, was arraigned Friday morning in the 41-B District Court of Clinton Township. He was given a $25,000 personal bond and placed on house arrest with a tether.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reported that the two employees were criminally charged for their actions while on duty.

According to a release, an investigation began after two use-of-force incidents involving 39-year-old Corrections Officer James Stanley.

On July 11, 2018, an inmate had been brought into the jail for Disorderly Person. He was placed into a restraining chair by several corrections deputies for his own safety due to his behavior, according to the release.

While placing the inmate into the chair, Stanley allegedly pushed the inmate's head into the char with excessive force causing him to get a bloody and swollen nose.

On Sept. 23, an inmate was going to be placed into a restraint chair for his safety. During the process of attempting to place him into the restraining chair, Stanley allegedly discharged a Taser into the inmate's chest against department policy. Other than being tased, the inmates had no injuries.

Officials say both inmates have been uncooperative in the investigations.

Stateler is scheduled back in court on May 15 for a probable cause hearing at 8:30 a.m.