Former deputy jailer in Powell County indicted

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) – A former deputy at the Powell County Detention Center has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Jamie Derickson is accused of conspiring with inmates at the jail to assault another inmate in a cell and then lying to the FBI about it, according to federal prosecutors.

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The indictment alleges this happened August 17, 2016.  The inmate was injured in the attack, according to investigators.  The victim’s name wasn’t released.