Man Charged in Jessamine Inmate Death

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Lexington man has been charged with murder in the death of an inmate at the Jessamine County Detention Center.

Kentucky State Police say 55-year-old Michael B. Jones is accused of smuggling a controlled substance into the detention center and providing it to 33-year-old Corey D. McQueary of Stanford.

Police say deputies found McQueary unresponsive on Thursday, and he was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in Nicholasville, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is under investigation.

Jones was also charged with first-degree promoting contraband and second-degree possession of a controlled substance. He is lodged at the same detention center. Online jail records do not indicate whether Jones is represented by a lawyer.

Police said Monday the investigation is continuing.


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