- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) - Police say a man was trying to have four people, including two court officials, killed while he was behind bars.

Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson says 54-year-old William T. Sutton, of Corbin, was recorded trying to hire someone to kill four people.

News outlets report that Sutton was in the Whitley County Detention Center after being charged with violating an emergency protective order and failing to appear.

Court documents show Sutton is now charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, four counts of retaliating against a participant in the legal process and four counts of solicitation of murder.

Kentucky State Police say they are not releasing the names of the four individuals who were targeted.



It is unclear whether Sutton has an attorney.

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