A federal grand jury has indicted two former Kentucky River
Regional Jail employees, on charges related to the 2013 death of an inmate.
38-year-old Damon Hickman and 59-year-old William Howell are accused of assault
and civil rights violations in 54-year-old Larry Trent's death while Trent was
in jail awaiting trial. Hickman is also charged with attempting to cover up his
involvement. Hickman and Howell are accused of using excessive force against
Trent and failing to provide him with necessary medical care. The civil rights
violations could result in a sentence of up to life in prison.