Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Deputy jailers indicted for 2013 death

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.