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Sentencing begins for riot at jail
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A fight involving over a dozen inmates erupted Aug. 8 at Warren County Jail.

Inmates are beginning to be sentenced for a fight that involved 13 inmates inside Warren County Jail.

The inmates who have been sentenced thus far have received an additional 120 days in jail for rioting and assault.

Among the inmates who entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in General Sessions Court and received 120 days were Elijah D. Bush, Marty Joe Cooper Jr., Christopher Spoon Murphy and Tyler David Shannon. Four other inmates had their cases bound over to the grand jury on Tuesday.

“Thirteen individuals were able to be identified as participating in the fight,” said Sheriff’s Department Major Jason Walker.

The fight began as a disturbance in one of the pods with numerous inmates. Tension escalated from there.

“A fight then broke out between several of those inmates,” said Walker. “Correction staff was able to end the fight quickly with no correction officers being injured and only minor injuries to those involved in the fight.”

Scott Halloway and other jail administrators were able to examine video footage of the incident and determine who was involved and who threw punches. The incident occurred Aug. 8.