Connie

London, KY

#65 Aug 6, 2013
Nick solver wrote:
So what's the big deal?? Damon has been seen running up and down combs road many times with Kevin Scott watts in his truck! And everyone knows that he will do anything for money!
Why do you care what Kevin does? Maybe Damon was just dropping him off somewhere because Kevin needed a ride. Get a grip.
Remember This Though -

London, KY

#66 Aug 6, 2013
Karamelized wrote:
This is from the Hazard Herald article by Cris Ritchie and Amelia Holliday
HAZARD – Two men were indicted Friday on charges of first-degree manslaughter relating to the death of an inmate at the Kentucky River Regional Jail.
Commonwealth’s Attorney John Hansen confirmed the indictments against Damon Hickman and William C. Howell Friday evening, saying that while indictments have been returned, the grand jury will continue to look into the matter.
“We’re not done yet,” Hansen said.“They (the grand jury) heard enough to feel they could indict with manslaughter.”
Hansen said the grand jury only has to determine whether there is enough evidence in a case to determine probable cause. The case will now move to Perry Circuit Court for prosecution.
Hickman and Howell, who served as deputy jailers in Hazard, were placed on administrative leave on July 9 after the two were involved in an altercation with 54-year-old Larry Trent, who was an inmate in the jail at the time, according to a report filed with the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Nearly three hours after the altercation, Trent was found unresponsive in a cell before being transported to the Hazard ARH medical center, where he was later pronounced dead.
According to a preliminary report issued by the state medical examiner’s office, Trent had suffered “blunt impacts of head, trunk, and extremities with multiple skeletal and visceral injuries” and described the injuries having occurred as the result of a “jail beating.” An official cause of death, however, has not yet been released.
First-degree manslaughter is a Class B felony, punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Indicted doesn't equal convicted. Everyone deserves a fair trial.
Sad

Hyden, KY

#67 Aug 6, 2013
Yea,everyone deserves a fair trial,but Larry Trent didn't get one,and his charge didn't carry the death penalty.It's pretty damn sad that this happened.This type of barbaric behavior is acceptable at the jail and by the law enforcement around here.That, amongst other detestable behavior is how they get there jollies.All those that were present at the time of beating should be charged.They knew it was happening,and only one guard wouldn't help,and their trying to burn him at the stake.I'm sure he witnessed plenty of other beatings and done nothing though.It's just pathetic that these types of people are in charge of other people lives.No morals or respect for human life.We can only hope justice is served.
Nick solver

London, KY

#68 Aug 6, 2013
Connie wrote:
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Why do you care what Kevin does? Maybe Damon was just dropping him off somewhere because Kevin needed a ride. Get a grip.
I don't care!...understand?....I don't really care if Damon gives rides......(yea right!) to silly sissy boys in his truck
Part of combs right??? It won't be long until Kevin gets tired of combs and starts hooking down town lol!
What know

Hindman, KY

#69 Aug 6, 2013
When are the other ones involved going to be charged.All of them were involved and are just as guilty even the administation because they didnt get help for him sooner.
helpo

East Bernstadt, KY

#70 Aug 6, 2013
Tammy watts wrote:
I seen curt and flint watts fighting over a coal truck inner tube at cars fork lake about 4 weeks ago! they was across the lake from us they kelp screaming and yelling at one another flint was in the water thrashing around with a inner tube curt was bitching at him to help find wood for a camp fire we had to move further down the lake away from them because of the cussing and yelling!
Are they boy friends ? what a twist guy law breakers that murder inmate , a new tv series
sweet

Lexington, KY

#71 Aug 6, 2013
sweetness
justice

Manchester, KY

#72 Aug 6, 2013
ive seen damon dickman beat the hell out of guys for nothing and ive also seen curt slap the hell out of people one guy just for trying to get some salt! Ask anyone thats been locked up thats where their known for I guess it was the sissy in them both coming out when they saw all those lonely manly men locked up and defensless. Damon learned all his tricks from J Feltner that used to work thir and run things Now he will learn some new tricks from Bubba and Tiny
Pattie

Somerset, KY

#74 Aug 7, 2013
Curt seems like a nice old man. I can't imagine him killing anyone. I don't believe that he killed anyone.
I Want To Know

Somerset, KY

#75 Aug 7, 2013
justice wrote:
ive seen damon dickman beat the hell out of guys for nothing and ive also seen curt slap the hell out of people one guy just for trying to get some salt! Ask anyone thats been locked up thats where their known for I guess it was the sissy in them both coming out when they saw all those lonely manly men locked up and defensless. Damon learned all his tricks from J Feltner that used to work thir and run things Now he will learn some new tricks from Bubba and Tiny
If you really saw those two men abuse other people, did you report it to anyone? If not, then why not?
Natalie

Somerset, KY

#76 Aug 7, 2013
Nick solver wrote:
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I don't care!...understand?....I don't really care if Damon gives rides......(yea right!) to silly sissy boys in his truck
Part of combs right??? It won't be long until Kevin gets tired of combs and starts hooking down town lol!
Nick, it sounds like you're obsessed with Kevin. Kevin is handsome, so I understand why you like him so much.
Judy

London, KY

#77 Aug 8, 2013
Sad
Sam

Somerset, KY

#78 Aug 8, 2013
Larry Trent's family need to get a copy of His autopsy, in case the States autopsy mysteriously disappears!. This has happened before. And cases have been lost becausee of it.
still in jail

Hyden, KY

#79 Aug 8, 2013
They are both in the Leslie County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond. Pled not guilty and asked for bond reduction which was denied by Judge Engle. THUMBS UP, Judge!
Transferred

Hyden, KY

#80 Aug 8, 2013
Check Vinelink,they got transferred to the Perry county jail today.Hope they get treated the same way they treated inmates.Put them in the cell that Larry Trent died in.I hope they don't have an extra mat or blanket,they might have to kill them for that.Murdering scrums.
still in jail

Hyden, KY

#81 Aug 8, 2013
Transferred wrote:
Check Vinelink,they got transferred to the Perry county jail today.Hope they get treated the same way they treated inmates.Put them in the cell that Larry Trent died in.I hope they don't have an extra mat or blanket,they might have to kill them for that.Murdering scrums.
It still shows them in Leslie County. They turned themselves in to Perry County but then was taken to Leslie County. I guess they knew the inmates would be screaming MURDERERS if they kept them in Hazard. It would be hard to contain them.
Lollipop

Busy, KY

#82 Aug 8, 2013
Roy wrote:
Larry Trent, 54, of Upper Second Creek, was involved in an altercation with staff at the jail on July 9 at around 7:30 a.m., according to the extraordinary occurrence report (EOR) filed with the DOC three days after the incident by jail administrator Tim Kilburn. Trent was found unresponsive three to four hours later in his cell and pronounced dead at Hazard ARH at 12:20 p.m. that day.
Kilburn recorded the type of extraordinary occurrence in the report as aggravated assault on staff and the homicide of an inmate. Kilburn did not return calls seeking comment this week, but declined comment for the Herald's initial story on this case on the advice of the jail's attorney and insurance company.
The report, which the Herald obtained through an open records request with the DOC, lists the names of the staff involved in the occurrence as Damon Hickman and William Howell, both of whom are listed as having been placed on administrative leave. The names of witnesses to the occurrence are listed as “several.”
In a short narrative included in the EOR, Howell described the details of the incident, citing the cause of the altercation as Trent having “items he was not allowed” in his cell, and when deputies tried to take those items from Trent, he allegedly initiated the altercation.
“Myself and Deputy Hickman opened the door to get the items. He (Trent) came out fighting. I tased him. He didn't stop,” Howell wrote.
Howell wrote that Trent ran to the booking desk, at which point at least two other deputy jailers came to assist Hickman and Howell.
“We got him (Trent) to detox. He then took the Taser from my hand; we kept it under him till (sic) we could get it back and got him under control (and he) was placed in the cell,” Howell wrote.
One deputy jailer was apparently reprimanded after the alteration, according to the report. James C. Combs was sent home by Howell, his supervisor, and told to call the jail administrator because he allegedly would not help other deputies restrain Trent.
According to an employee warning report filed on the day of the incident, Combs is listed as being careless, violating the rules, and having unsatisfactory behavior. Howell wrote on the report that Combs “would not help in a fight (and) stood and watched, then walked off.”
Combs did not sign the report before it was filed.
An observational log was included in the EOR for the hours between the altercation and Trent being found unresponsive. Hickman wrote that he checked on Trent every 20-30 minutes beginning at 7:40 a.m., and initialed each entry. He reported the “inmate seemed 10-4 at this time” until 9:38 a.m., at which time he recorded Trent was moving around the cell. A log for 10:36 a.m. gives no observation but is still initialed.
A preliminary report from the state medical examiner's office on July 10 notes Trent had sustained injuries as the result of a “jail beating” which included “blunt impacts of head, trunk, and extremities with multiple skeletal and visceral injuries.” Officials with the Perry County Coroner's Office said an official cause of death has yet to be determined and it could be several months before the medical examiner's office is able to conclude.
Trent was being held for a DUI charge from July 5 and a bench warrant for charges from 2012. At his arraignment on July 8, the judge had set a $1,000 surety bond for Trent.
These jailers had every right to knock him the f out. He started the altercation for christ sake. they were only defending theirselves. so if someone came at you, u wouldnt defend urself? then they die cause u fought back. Now it's your fault the loser died. Sounds close to the zimmerman case just w/o the racism.
Toad Frog

Leburn, KY

#83 Aug 8, 2013
Lollipop wrote:
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These jailers had every right to knock him the f out. He started the altercation for christ sake. they were only defending theirselves. so if someone came at you, u wouldnt defend urself? then they die cause u fought back. Now it's your fault the loser died. Sounds close to the zimmerman case just w/o the racism.
It sounds like you've licked one too many "lollipops."
smile

United States

#84 Aug 8, 2013
Lollipop wrote:
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These jailers had every right to knock him the f out. He started the altercation for christ sake. they were only defending theirselves. so if someone came at you, u wouldnt defend urself? then they die cause u fought back. Now it's your fault the loser died. Sounds close to the zimmerman case just w/o the racism.
You're on candid camera!
right

Phoenix, AZ

#86 Aug 8, 2013
smile wrote:
<quoted text>You're on candid camera!
And the Grand Jury watched it twice, they got a clear picture too.

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