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KSP Investigates Detention Center Death

Date of News Release: 08/11/2015

(Hartford, KY) - On Saturday, August 8, 2015, Kentucky State Police was notified by Ohio County Detention employees of an unresponsive inmate located around 5:45am by a deputy jailer. Staff contacted medical personal; however, the inmate was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Ohio County Coroner's Office.

KSP Detectives say Robert Matthew Bradley, 26 of Beaver Dam, was arrested on Friday, August 7, 2015 for Driving Under the Influence. Under standard procedure, he was placed in a cell which no other inmates are housed. He was located the next morning unresponsive by deputy jailers.

An autopsy was performed on Sunday and KSP Detectives are investigating the cause. Detectives are in the process of reviewing video footage which are located inside the facility; however, no foul play is suspected.