Bell County inmates accused of starting jail riot

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Talmadge Posey, of Pineville; Bradley Barnett, of Middlesboro; Jonathan Maples, of Pleasureville and Jonathan Widener, of Middlesboro
Talmadge Posey, of Pineville; Bradley Barnett, of Middlesboro; Jonathan Maples, of Pleasureville and Jonathan Widener, of Middlesboro

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Four inmates in Bell County are accused of playing a big part in what the jailer says could be called a riot, according to a report in the Middlesboro Daily News.

Those four are Talmadge Posey, of Pineville; Bradley Barnett, of Middlesboro; Jonathan Maples, of Pleasureville and Jonathan Widener, of Middlesboro, who is not pictured.

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The jailer says some inmates got upset when some television privileges were taken away and eventually flooded cells by clogging toilets and shower drains, ripped the TV off the wall and tore it up to use parts as weapons.

The Middlesboro Daily News’ report says four outside law enforcement agencies were called in to restore order.

The jailer says the inmates will likely face additional charges.