Friday, May 12, 2017


by Bob Walsh

A Missouri sheriff was arrested last month on criminal charges related to jail operation and has been suspended from his office pending further action.

Corey Hutcheson is believed to have directed a fight which preceded the death of prisoner Tory Sanders. Hutcheson is/was the sheriff of Mississippi County, a rural county with a population of about 14,000 south of St. Louis. A local county judge signed the order removing Hutcheson from powers of office at the request of the Attorney General, who wants to make sure that Hutcheson can not mess with the investigation of the death last week of prisoner Sanders.

It should be noted that the prisoner had no signs of trauma on his body. The staff were attempting to extract Sanders from a cell after he started acting agitated and uncooperative. Six officers were hurt in the fight with Sanders.

Some of the criminal charges against the sheriff date back to 2014 when he was a deputy himself. They include the overdose death of a female prisoner who allegedly did not get medical treatment when she requested (and apparently really needed) it.

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