Knox County jailer arrested in Laurel County investigation

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WATE) – A Knox County jailer was arrested Thursday in an investigation of another county jail’s contraband.

The staff of the Laurel County Jail recognized Deputy Charles Rodney Elliot, 37, of Artemus, Kentucky, during a visit to their facility.

After the Kentucky State Police opened an investigation, Elliott was charged with complicity to promote contraband 1st and 2nd degree.

Elliott is being held in the Laurel County Jail.


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