According to reports out of Boyd Co., Jailer Joe Burchett was indicted on criminal malfeasance charges on Tuesday and his case will now go to trial. According to WSAZ reports, Burchett has been charged with malfeasance or neglect of a county officer. Back in December 2017, a criminal malfeasance investigation was opened against the Boyd Co Detention Center that involved several law enforcement agencies looking in to recent incidents at the jail including escapes, overdoses and a riot that closed the jail for almost a month in August. All district judges in Boyd Co recused themselves from the case in December, which means a special judge would need to be brought in for this case.
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