Inmate found dead in jail

Inmate found dead in jail

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he was killer

Collins, MO

#1 Oct 18, 2012
Inmate dies in Howell County jail

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edited news release from Missouri State Highway Patrol

1:57 p.m. CDT, October 18, 2012

WEST PLAINS, Mo.-- Jailers found an inmate’s body in the Howell County Jail about 7 a.m. Thursday. He was Eric Chappelle, 40, of West Plains.

Chappelle was in the jail since April 2011 on a first-degree murder charge and numerous lesser charges related to the drowning of a 4-year-old boy.

The Howell County Sheriff asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to help investigate, and a state investigator arrived about 7:30 a.m. The sheriff says he does not suspect foul play. An autopsy is scheduled in Springfield on Monday.
Democrat

Ozark, MO

#2 Oct 18, 2012
I would like to know how long it takes to have a court trial for a murderer and why do they stay in a county jail for so long. Just asking because I don't know the answer, no other reason.
wellwellwell

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#3 Oct 18, 2012
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Inmate dies in Howell County jail
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edited news release from Missouri State Highway Patrol
1:57 p.m. CDT, October 18, 2012
WEST PLAINS, Mo.-- Jailers found an inmate’s body in the Howell County Jail about 7 a.m. Thursday. He was Eric Chappelle, 40, of West Plains.
Chappelle was in the jail since April 2011 on a first-degree murder charge and numerous lesser charges related to the drowning of a 4-year-old boy.
The Howell County Sheriff asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to help investigate, and a state investigator arrived about 7:30 a.m. The sheriff says he does not suspect foul play. An autopsy is scheduled in Springfield on Monday.
Looks like proper jail protocol has not been practiced again! Shannon just keeps getting the county sued over and over again. By the time the worthless pos is out of office, the county should be broke - thanks to him.
Jerry Seinsmeld

West Plains, MO

#4 Oct 18, 2012
What the heck is going on over there????
Democrat

Ozark, MO

#5 Oct 18, 2012
Jerry Seinsmeld wrote:
What the heck is going on over there????
I agree, alot of deaths in one county jail in a short period of time. I have a guess or two.#1 not enough gaurds on every shift.#2 one of the gaurds is a serial killer.#3 way to over crowded.#4 bad luck.#5 I am leaning towerds #2.
Sarah

Branson, MO

#6 Oct 18, 2012
I agree with Democrat ( a sentence I have never said before). I smell CSI shit going on over there!
Democrat

Ozark, MO

#7 Oct 18, 2012
Sarah wrote:
I agree with Democrat ( a sentence I have never said before). I smell CSI shit going on over there!
OH you said it Sarah, you said it.
have idea

Kimberling City, MO

#8 Oct 18, 2012
keep going Shannon...one less we have to pay to house and pay for his trial.
A Mom

Ozark, MO

#9 Oct 18, 2012
Hahaha To scared to face prison so he decided to go face God. I hope he's a beautiful purple flower that a horse shits on.

“Herp Derp”

Since: Mar 10

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#10 Oct 19, 2012
Guilty until proven innocent.
disgusted

United States

#11 Oct 19, 2012
A Mom wrote:
Hahaha To scared to face prison so he decided to go face God. I hope he's a beautiful purple flower that a horse shits on.
He probably killed himself because of all the deplorable living conditions in the jail. The place is in violation of their human rights! The prisoners need to talk to their attorneys to filed a class action suit on how they are treated and the condition of the jail. The mold alone should cause lung problems! They are supposed to go outside in the exercise yard once a day, not once every six months. Violations by the hundreds. What if your son, husband, friend...was in there?
JustWondering

Branson, MO

#12 Oct 19, 2012
In my opinion, it's what he deserved after drowning his own sweet 4 yr old in the bathtub. Jacob was such a sweet boy.
my thoughts

Reeds Spring, MO

#13 Oct 19, 2012
Maybe these guys, who were charged with terrible crimes that were going to put them away for a very long time and were charged with crimes that would make them targets within the prison system, either decided that death was less scary than prison or could no longer live with what they had done. If either of these guys had shown signs of being suicidal they would have been placed on watch. They obviously were not showing those signs just as many suicidal people show no signs until it is too late. You can't blame the jail for this unless you would like to pay extra taxes to install a very hi-tech video system, people to watch those cameras 24/7, and keeping the inmates locked down at all times to protect them from themselves.
Democrat

Ozark, MO

#14 Oct 19, 2012
Speeluunjuur wrote:
Guilty until proven innocent.
I agree. Everyone deserves a trial, but I still believe that the jail should be looking into all the stories we hear about this jail because 2 deaths no matter the reasons in a couple months, there is something wrong somewhere. Most in this jail house are people for stupid money crimes, like child support, credit fraud, not paying court fines. this could be anyone of us and I don't want to be degraded because I have no money to pay a traffic fine in howell county or west plains, do you? I think someone should take a good look on whats going on at this jail house no matter who the sherrif is. I heard some bad stories about this place about some of these dickhead pussy gaurds for yrs now. Maybe it's time someone pays thier families a visit, they f--k with your family so whats wrong with F-----g with thiers.
in the know

United States

#15 Oct 19, 2012
my thoughts wrote:
Maybe these guys, who were charged with terrible crimes that were going to put them away for a very long time and were charged with crimes that would make them targets within the prison system, either decided that death was less scary than prison or could no longer live with what they had done. If either of these guys had shown signs of being suicidal they would have been placed on watch. They obviously were not showing those signs just as many suicidal people show no signs until it is too late. You can't blame the jail for this unless you would like to pay extra taxes to install a very hi-tech video system, people to watch those cameras 24/7, and keeping the inmates locked down at all times to protect them from themselves.
Taxes, Hell. The jail ALREADY HAS cameras to watch the prisoners and the personnel to watch the cameras. Shannon refused to repair the leaking roof and the rain water ran down and ruined all the cameras. Talk about a waste of taxpayers money! Shannon also isn't following safety rules.(Not enough people on the shift.) If Jim Hedlesten had been elected four years ago, NONE of this would have happened. He is and always will be, a PROFESSIONAL! No deaths, no ruined equipment and any repairs would have been made in a timely fashion. Then the narrow-minded people voted Shannon in again. How stupid can you get??? HE IS RUINING THIS COUNTY!!!
Democrat

Ozark, MO

#16 Oct 19, 2012
in the know wrote:
<quoted text>Taxes, Hell. The jail ALREADY HAS cameras to watch the prisoners and the personnel to watch the cameras. Shannon refused to repair the leaking roof and the rain water ran down and ruined all the cameras. Talk about a waste of taxpayers money! Shannon also isn't following safety rules.(Not enough people on the shift.) If Jim Hedlesten had been elected four years ago, NONE of this would have happened. He is and always will be, a PROFESSIONAL! No deaths, no ruined equipment and any repairs would have been made in a timely fashion. Then the narrow-minded people voted Shannon in again. How stupid can you get??? HE IS RUINING THIS COUNTY!!!
I don't know about what the inside of the jail house looks like because of my narrow-mind but can tell you as a narrow-minded voter that he isn't ruining this County. This county is being ruined by the ones who been in charge for decades who call all the shots to benifit thier own pockets. Shannon is the watcher of the bad guys and girls. This Jim guy can run in 4 yrs for this position but unless he is any diffrent from the same old County crowed, he won't change anything. My opinion is the gaurds they have now arn't doing a very good job.

“Herp Derp”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#17 Oct 19, 2012
Democrat wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. Everyone deserves a trial, but I still believe that the jail should be looking into all the stories we hear about this jail because 2 deaths no matter the reasons in a couple months, there is something wrong somewhere. Most in this jail house are people for stupid money crimes, like child support, credit fraud, not paying court fines. this could be anyone of us and I don't want to be degraded because I have no money to pay a traffic fine in howell county or west plains, do you? I think someone should take a good look on whats going on at this jail house no matter who the sherrif is. I heard some bad stories about this place about some of these dickhead pussy gaurds for yrs now. Maybe it's time someone pays thier families a visit, they f--k with your family so whats wrong with F-----g with thiers.
I don't support or encourage that line of thinking. It's one thing to be angry with someone, it's another thing to take it out on their family.
Judge

West Plains, MO

#18 Oct 19, 2012
in the know wrote:
<quoted text>Taxes, Hell. The jail ALREADY HAS cameras to watch the prisoners and the personnel to watch the cameras. Shannon refused to repair the leaking roof and the rain water ran down and ruined all the cameras. Talk about a waste of taxpayers money! Shannon also isn't following safety rules.(Not enough people on the shift.) If Jim Hedlesten had been elected four years ago, NONE of this would have happened. He is and always will be, a PROFESSIONAL! No deaths, no ruined equipment and any repairs would have been made in a timely fashion. Then the narrow-minded people voted Shannon in again. How stupid can you get??? HE IS RUINING THIS COUNTY!!!
The Major was just stringing you along - he was NOT going to rehire you.

Anyways, the cameras do not go into the showers where the guy hung himsself. Never have, never will.
Democrat

Ozark, MO

#19 Oct 19, 2012
Speeluunjuur wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't support or encourage that line of thinking. It's one thing to be angry with someone, it's another thing to take it out on their family.
They mess with yours you mess with thiers. A jail house gaurd has no reason to mess with anyone who is in jail and if thier dumb enough to do it in a small town like this then they shouldn't of done it.
porkchop

United States

#20 Oct 19, 2012
Speeluunjuur wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't support or encourage that line of thinking. It's one thing to be angry with someone, it's another thing to take it out on their family.
You may not support it, but cops think that way. It fits the mentality of why they are in that line of work, to have power over others that they would have never gained in another way. If your sister does something wrong, you will pay for it by the cops getting revenge on you, whether they be city, county, or state. If they wrong you and you don't like it, they will get revenge on you for speaking against them. You have to kiss their self-righteous hypocritical butts or you will suffer, while they get away with worse acts than you can even imagine.

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