Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles, former jail administrator Jennifer Shay Niles and jailers John Robert Markus and Shawn Caleb Galusha were charged in the June 2016 death of Anthony Dewayne Huff while he was incarcerated at Garfield County Detention Facility.
ENID, Okla. — The former Garfield County Detention Facility jail administrator and two jailers entered pleas of not guilty to charges of first-degree manslaughter Monday.
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals will decide whether Sheriff Jerry Niles will stand trial on a count of first-degree manslaughter for the death of an inmate who spent two days in a restraint chair at the county jail in 2016.
ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Charles Dancer spent all of Tuesday on the stand in the preliminary hearing of four people charged in the 2016 death of an inmate at Garfield County Detention Facility.
First-degree manslaughter is punishable by no less than four years in prison. Each count of nepotism is punishable by a fine of $100 to $1,000 and forfeiture of office.
ENID, Okla. — Sheriff Jerry Niles and three others were charged Wednesday with felony first-degree manslaughter in the June 2016 death of Anthony Dewayne Huff, who spent more than two days in a restraint chair at Garfield County Detention Facility.
A specially appointed prosecutor intends to dismiss indictments and refile criminal charges in five cases of second-degree manslaughter, according to a document filed Thursday in Garfield County District Court.
Charges were dropped Friday against one of the six people indicted this summer in the death of an inmate at Garfield County Detention Facility last year.
Niles was one of six people indicted on charges of second-degree manslaughter in the death of a county jail inmate Anthony Dewayne Huff last year. Those indictments were unsealed Tuesday afternoon.
ENID, Okla. — Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles was back at work Wednesday following the unsealing of indictments Tuesday afternoon that charged six people — including Niles — with felony second-degree manslaughter in the death of an inmate at the county jail last year.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal Western District Court accuses Garfield County officials of negligence in the death of an inmate last year, as well as violating the man's constitutional rights.
Anthony Huff was booked into the jail June 4 on a complaint of public intoxication and was charged the following week with the misdemeanor.