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Correctional Officer Taken into Custody

Date of News Release: 03/13/2015

(West Liberty, KY) -- On Thursday, March 12th, 2015, Kentucky State Police Post 8, Morehead was contacted by the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in Morgan County requesting assistance with an incident involving a correctional officer. On Friday, March 13th, Detective Donnie McGraw and Trooper Jason Smith were notified to investigate the incident involving Officer Billy Ferguson, 30, of West Liberty. After an investigation, Mr. Ferguson was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree and is being lodged at Big Sandy Correctional Institute in Johnson County. The case remains under investigation by Trooper Jason Smith.