Inmate Assaulted By Other Inmates At Whitley County Jail

The Corbin News Journal is reporting two Whitley County Detention Center inmates are facing felony assault charges after allegedly assaulting another inmate in a holding cell at the Whitley County Judicial Center. Officers charged Douglas Malone and his brother Wendel Malone with assault and disorderly conduct. The victim, Edward Herren, told officers the Malone brothers assaulted him with their fists and their handcuffs and threw him against the wall. Herren was treated at the scene by Whitley County EMS but didn’t have to be transported to the hospital. Herren was in court Monday in connection with a 2016 rape and sodomy case. The Malones were in court Monday in connection with a 2017 case involving receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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