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Former Tipton Jailer Charged In Battery
Updated May 5, 2013 12:12 AM
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(TIPTON) - A former Tipton County correctional officer has been charged with battery on an inmate.

Jason T. Young, 36, was charged Tuesday with Class D felony counts of strangulation and official misconduct and a misdemeanor charge of battery resulting in bodily injury for an alleged attack on an inmate in September, 24-Hour News 8's news partner The Kokomo Tribune reports.

The attack on inmate Derik Brannum came after he allegedly used an expletive at his cell mate, calling for the lights and television in the facility to be turned on for the evening - inmates receive Commissary on Thursdays and lights and televisions are kept on.

After Brannum refused to relocate to a special cell, Young entered the cell, pushed, choked, and hit Brannum.

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