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Investigation of Hancock County Jail

Date of News Release: 03/30/2005

(Henderson, KY) - The Kentucky State Police are investigating a report of alleged financial misconduct by Hancock County Jailer Mike Axton. The complaint alleges that fees paid to the jail by inmates on the work release program are not being remitted to the fiscal court properly.

On 03/28/05 Kentucky State Police officers and a representative of the Kentucky Department of Corrections visited the facility and a search warrant was executed. Jailer Axton and two staff members were interviewed and are cooperating with the investigation.

No charges have been filed in connection with this case, and the investigation is continuing.

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