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Inmate's medical bill could give taxpayers heart attack
Committee approves budget transfer of $150,000
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Warren County officials have agreed to transfer $150,000 into the jail budget to cover medical costs of an inmate who is undergoing treatment for a heart attack. Sheriff Jackie Matheny informed members of the county’s Jail Oversight Committee last month that he expected bills to be considerable for an inmate who was transported to Saint Thomas Hospital following a heart attack.“The police department brought in an inmate who was under the influence of some type of narcotic,” said Matheny. “He had fought officers, which led to his being brought to the jail.