Man charged in Kentucky inmate death pleads not guilty

June 8, 2018

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A man charged in the death of a Kentucky jail inmate earlier this week has pleaded not guilty to murder.

WYMT-TV reports Scottie Lee Gibson Jr. entered the plea Thursday in the death of 29-year-old Adam Potter.

Kentucky State Police say they were told Potter died Tuesday after a possible altercation at the Floyd County Detention Center. He was taken to a hospital and declared dead. As of Tuesday, his official cause of death was pending results of an autopsy.

Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley says jail surveillance footage shows a “nightmare one punch” killed Potter. Bartley says the footage also shows jail staff and emergency personnel tried to save Potter.

A hearing for Gibson is set for June 15.


Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wymt.com/

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