Former Deputy Jailer for Kentucky River Regional Jail Sentenced for Charges Relating to Detainee Death

A former supervisory deputy jailer at the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Perry County has been sentenced to 126 months in federal prison for his role in an unprovoked violent assault of a detainee. Damon Wayne Hickman, 40 was formally sentenced on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He entered into a plea agreement on November 9, 2016 to using excessive force against a detainee, resulted in bodily injury and deliberately ignoring the detainee’s serious medical needs and obstruction of justice. The detainee, Larry Trent, 54, died of the injuries he sustained in the 2013 beating. William Howell, 60, was convicted for the same offenses in May 2017 and will be sentenced on December 19, 2017.

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