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Bourbon County Investigation

Date of News Release: 7/14/2017

Dry Ridge, KY On July 9, 2017 Kentucky State Police Post 6 was contacted reference to an in custody death at the Bourbon County Regional Detention Center. Nicholas Hounchell (25) of Cynthiana had been arrested by Cynthiana Police Department in the evening hours of July 8, 2017. After his arrest he was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital to be checked out medically. Mr. Hounchell was then transported to Bourbon County Regional Detention Center. Shortly after his arrival at the Detention Center he became unresponsive. He was then transported by ambulance to Bourbon Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by the Bourbon County Coroner. The cause of death is pending the autopsy report. This investigation is led by the KSP Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Sgt. Scott Lengle and is being assisted by Detective Jeremy Moore, Sgt. Donnie White and Trooper Chris Arnett from Post 6 Dry Ridge.