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Inmate flushes $5,000 after breaking toilet
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Three inmates were charged but one took the fall and will be responsible for paying the county $5,000 in restitution for breaking a jail toilet.
The inmate, Frankie Kelsor, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of vandalism of county property.
He was placed on probation for a year and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $5,000 to Warren County Jail. He was serving time for violation of probation at the time of the incident. Charges against fellow inmates Robert Earl Seymore and Chase D. Groshon were dismissed as a result of their cellmate’s plea.
All three men were charged after jailers heard beating coming from B-Pod in the area of Cell 23. They went to investigate.
“They were running from the toilet area which is located in the rear portion of the cellblock,” said corrections officer Jonathan Crouch. “The toilet area is concealed by a wall to allow privacy for the inmates.”
When jailers got into the cellblock they noticed the back upper section to the toilet that contains a control button and flushing mechanism had been torn off. The damage is estimated at $5,000 and since the three were the only three people in the toilet area at the time, they were all charged.
By Kelsor taking responsibility for the damage, it saved his cellmates from the same fate. It has not been revealed why the inmate damaged the toilet.
Warren County Jail is presently well above capacity. The 251-bed facility has been accommodating over 300 prisoners for some time.