[Academy] [Cold Cases] [Commercial Vehicle Enforcement] [Commissioner's Office] [Concealed Deadly Weapons] [Contacting the KSP] [Core Values] [Crime & Traffic Information] [Fallen Trooper Memorial] [FAQs] [Forensic Laboratories] [Forms/Downloads] [Highway Safety] [History of the KSP] [Home Page] [Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force] [Kentucky's Most Wanted] [Links to Other Websites] [Missing Children] [News Releases] [Organization] [Post Locations] [Recruitment] [Sex Offender Registry] [Special Enforcement Troop] [Trooper Island]
[Return to Kentucky State Police Main Website]

For other Kentucky Government sites visit: [Kentucky.gov]

Media / For More Information Contact:
Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
(606) 435-6069
Click here to e-mail Trooper Jody Sims

Deputy Jailers Charged in Death of Perry County Inmate

Date of News Release: 08/06/2013

(Hazard, KY) -- Two Deputy Jailers have been indicted by a Perry County Grand Jury, following an investigation into the death of an inmate at the Kentucky River Regional Jail. Evidence was presented to the grand jury on Friday, August 2, resulting in indictments being returned against Damon Hickman, age 36 of Hazard, and William C. Howell, age 57, of Estill in Floyd County. The indictment warrants were returned today, August 6, 2013.

Both Hickman and Howell voluntarily surrendered to detectives today, at the Kentucky State Police Post, in Hazard. Each was charged with one count of Manslaughter 1st Degree, in connection with the July 9, 2013 death of inmate Larry Trent. Hickman and Howell were lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail. The incident remains under investigation by KSP Post 13, in Hazard.

Contact Information for the Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601

[ TOP ]

This page was last modified on:

About this site | Feedback | Privacy | Disclaimer | Individuals with Disabilities
Copyright © 2002-2013 Kentucky State Police, all rights reserved