TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Ballard County Deputy Jailer Arrested
Date of News Release: 02/15/2014
(Hickory, KY )- A Ballard County Deputy Jailer was arrested after an investigation into Official Misconduct. On Friday, February 14, Kentucky State Police were contacted by Ballard County Jailer, Mike Horn. Horn reported alleged misconduct by one of his employees. Kentucky State Police began an investigation and on Saturday, February 15, Detectives obtained enough evidence to secure a warrant for Tony Cantrell II. Cantrell, 35 of Wickliffe, was charged with one count of Official Misconduct 1st Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Subsequent to his arrest, Cantrell's employment with the Ballard County Jail was terminated. Cantrell was lodged in the McCracken County Jail. The investigation is continuing by Sergeant Dean Patterson with the Kentucky State Police.