Kentucky State Police charge man in death of jail inmate

June 6, 2018

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have charged a 23-year-old man with murder in the death of a jail inmate.

Police said in a news release that Scottie L. Gibson of Prestonsburg was charged Wednesday.

The release said 29-year-old Adam Potter died Tuesday after being transferred from the Floyd County Detention Center to a nearby hospital. Police said they were told the inmate had been injured in a possible altercation.

Cause of death was pending results of an autopsy.

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