A McCracken County Grand Jury has indicted County Jailer Tonya Ray for violating Kentucky’s whistleblower laws.
The indictment comes only weeks after the Fiscal Court took a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the jailer, who has also been indicted for perjury. Circuit Court Clerk Kim Channell says a summons has not yet been issued to Ray due to a backlog of indictments issued Friday. That’s when Circuit Judge Tony Kitchen summoned Ray for a misdemeanor charge.
Ray fired deputy jailer David Knight after he complained about issues in the jail. Knight has since been reinstated. He is a also a candidate for jailer. Channell says Ray’s court appearance will be scheduled for a date in May.