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Indictment says former jailer had a hand in inmate's assault

A former deputy in eastern Kentucky has been indicted for conspiring with inmates at the jail to assault another inmate and lying to the FBI.
Sunday, July 8th 2018, 5:36 pm EDT
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Sunday, July 8th 2018, 5:36 pm EDT
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STANTON, Ky. (AP) -- A former deputy in eastern Kentucky has been indicted for conspiring with inmates at the jail to assault another inmate and lying to the FBI.

A federal grand jury in Lexington indicted Jamie Derickson on four counts, alleging he conspired with inmates at the Powell County Detention Center in 2016. He struck an agreement with inmates that they would assault another inmate after Derickson placed him in a jail cell, the indictment alleges.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the indictment issued on Friday also alleges that Derickson later lied to FBI agents when he claimed that he did not know the inmates were going to assault another inmate.

If convicted, Derickson faces up to 10 years for each civil rights offense and five years for lying to investigators.

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