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Perry County Deputy Jailer Arrested For Assault 4th Degree

Date of News Release: 01/23/2012

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On January 20, 2012 at approximately 9:40 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call that a female inmate at the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center had been assaulted by a Deputy Jailer.

Preliminary investigation indicated that an assault had occurred involving Edna J. Chapman, age 28, who was a female inmate at the detention center. An arrest warrant was issued for the Deputy Jailer Roy Lawson age 40 of Hazard. Mr. Lawson was charged for Assault 4th Degree and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center. The investigation is continuing by Det. Randy Combs.

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