Robert S. Hicks
An Elizabethton man used a fake marriage certificate to gain access to a woman jailed in the Johnson City Detention Facility, resulting in his arrest Tuesday, Johnson City police said.
Robert S. Hicks, 32, 2134 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, was arrested as a result of an internal investigation into an incident reported May 14.
Hicks created a fraudulent marriage certificate and presented it to the jail's staff as the real thing to gain visitation with the inmate, police said.
Charged with criminal simulation, Hicks was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond. He is set to appear today in Sessions Court.
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