DeKalb County sheriff's deputy arrested on charges involving inmate

Joann Marks

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has terminated a Sheriff’s Deputy who is facing two serious felony charges. 

Joann Marks, a 26-year-old resident of Decatur, was taken into custody at the DeKalb County Jail and charged with Violation of Oath of Office by a Public Officer and Sexual Contact by an Employee or Agent in the First Degree.

Marks had been a part of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office since 2021, serving in jail operations until her termination. 


No other information has been provided by the sheriff's office.