PRESTONSBURG – Rumors that a riot occurred at the Floyd County Detention Center over the weekend have been proven to be false.
Over the holiday weekend, staff at the Floyd County Detention Center sent an inmate to isolation. Another inmate then proceeded to threaten jail employees if the inmate sent to isolation was not released he would start a riot.
According to Floyd County Jailer Stuart “Bear” Halbert, the inmate stopped up the commode in his cell and caused a disturbance by flooding the cell. The inmate was also combative with jail employees.
Floyd County Detention Center employees remedied the situation by making arrangements and transporting both inmates – Timothy Hall and James W. Miller – to the Pike County Detention Center where they were placed in isolation cells.
“We responded to the threat appropriately and jail employees reacted quickly and effectively before the opportunity to cause a riot occurred,” said Halbert.
The inmates continue to be housed at the Pike County Detention Center.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-886-8506.