Police: Bourbon County jail being investigated for jail death

Herald-Leader staff report

Kentucky State Police confirmed Wednesday that a search warrant was executed Tuesday at the Bourbon County jail in connection with the February death of an inmate.

State police Sgt. Bart Taylor said police are also investigating “additional, but separate alleged improprieties at the facility.” Both investigations are ongoing at this time.

He declined to give additional details related to the investigation. Taylor also said he could not speak to broadcast news reports that say a federal search warrant was issued.

FBI officials declined to say whether there is an investigation at the jail.

State police say a death investigation is being conducted into Daniel Trimble’s death on Feb. 15.

Trimble, 28, was found dead in his cell at the Bourbon County jail. Trimble, who had been charged with fourth-degree assault, had been booked at the jail since Aug. 7, 2007.

Jail officials declined to comment Wednesday.

Bourbon County jailer Tony Horn told the Herald-LeaderTuesday night that state police questioned him, but he couldn’t say for certain what they’re examining.

“I’ve done nothing wrong, personally,” Horn said.

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