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April 28, 2013

Jailer arrested after beating plot alleged

— A Muskogee County/City Detention Center jailer was arrested on a conspiracy complaint for allegedly arranging the beating of an inmate.

Dallas Cox, who’d been a jailer for less than a year, was taken to another county’s jail as a safety precaution after his arrest Friday, Superintendent Joe Hughart said.

Cox is the cousin of an inmate in Muskogee’s jail, Hughart said. The two are accused of arranging the beating of an inmate who they believed had slapped their aunt outside of the jail.

Sheriff Charles Pearson said the plot was foiled.

Hughart said Cox had been overheard arranging the beating, for which an inmate was going to be paid in Ramen noodles and coffee.

Pearson said authorities anticipate charges against “at least” three inmates.

“It’s something we can’t have in the jail, and as soon as we find out about it, we’ll take action to stop it,” he said.

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