On New Year’s Day, inmate Richard Leroy Frye got into a verbal altercation with another inmate. The deputy on duty told them to stop fighting. Frye then approached the deputy, grabbed the 2-way radio and slammed it down on the deputies hand. The name of the deputy was not released but the Sheriff’s Office did say the deputy had to have surgery and that metal screws and braces were placed in his hand to help it heal.
Richard Frye has been charged with aggravated assault on a public servant. Click here to see the LMTonline article.