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Jail deputy convicted in Boyd death case

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch chessler@herald-dispatch.comMay 24, 2019

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — A former Boyd County, Kentucky, jail deputy accused of abuse in connection with an inmate death that occurred last year has admitted her guilt in exchange for no prison time.

Alicia Beller, of Putnam County, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to wanton endangerment in the first degree, a class D felony, Friday in Boyd County Circuit Court. Her guilty plea came after the death of Michael Moore, 40, who was found dead Nov. 29, 2018, in the jail’s restraint chair.

Also charged in the case are Zackary Messer, of Ashland; Brad Roberts, of Westwood, Kentucky; Colton Griffith, of Flatwoods, Kentucky; and Jeremy Mattox, of Grayson, Kentucky, who are all charged with first-degree manslaughter.

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