TV Channel Change May Have Led To Jail Fight
By Mike Perleberg
(left to right) Patrick Garvey, Luis Magallon, Damon Miller, Dakota Fraley. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – An argument over changing the channel on the dayroom TV may have in part led to an assault at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.
The four accused inmates are Luis Magallon, Damon Miller, Patrick Garvey, and Dakota Fraley. They have each been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Confinement Resulting in Bodily Injury (Level 5 felony), Criminal Confinement Resulting in Bodily Injury (Level 5 felony), Conspiracy to Commit Battery Resulting in Moderate Bodily Injury (Level 6 felony), and Battery Resulting in Moderate Bodily Injury (Level 6 felony).
The victim was allegedly lured into a second-story jail cell then assaulted while one inmate held the cell door closed on July 21. According to a court affidavit, the victim and Magallon may have been involved in an argument over the television three to four weeks earlier.
Once the victim was let out of the cell room, he went down the stairs to the dayroom and a fight with Magallon began.
After the attack, the victim told investigators with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department that he was scared for his life.
Magallon, 33, is in jail on charges of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug and Battery Resulting In Bodily Injury to a Pregnant Woman, according to online jail records. He was allegedly working with a multi-state drug operation to traffic heroin and other drugs between Chicago and Cincinnati.
Fraley, 20, is held on charges of Theft, Attempted Theft, and Burglary for his alleged involvement in a series of southeast Indiana break-ins earlier this year.
Miller, 20, and Garvey, 28, were both being held on charges of Burglary. Miller is currently held in a state prison serving his sentence through at least October of 2016.
Lets all remember our tax dollars go for inmates that broke the law to watch T.V. Jail is where all the criminals go to keep us safe. I personally like going to work and earning my right to have a home and watch whatever I want on T.V. and feel safe.
UPDATE so today 20 days after the attack on my boyfriend the prosecutor Dan Carraway filed felony charges n him for the fight how can that be right it clearly shows that he was attacked twice on the video where were the guards so I called the NAACP yesterday and now they are involved saying that it is a criminal act that they did not get him Medical attention also today I called all the radio stations to pick up the story and to air the video let the public see for there self .
Ok so Fraley is the one whose mother thought he was mistreated earlier on his original arrest. Go figure, wonder if she still is sticking up for him. And one more thought, why do they get tv for? That cost electric and I think they shouldn't have anything that's fun or convenient, they should be sitting in jail being miserable thinking about how there going to fix there lives. I think tv, internet, exercise rooms, libraries, basketball courts, and any other items if they have these, that keeps there mind off of their predicament should be banned. If jail was a miserable place to be, there would be a lot less people there.
Really! Maybe the sherrif needs to have a closer look at what his C.O's are doing. Personally, I don't feel sorry for the victim. I mean hey, he IS IN jail for some reason. Its just that everywhere I go anymore, people either don't do their job or they do it piss poorly!
I know the inmate that was attacked I went and saw him the next day after the attack he had huge goose eggs behind both ears a long cut on his arm that he had surgery on twice last august he has back and neck injuries also he has had blurred vision since the attack he was never taken to the ER to e checked out and still hasn't also he ask for a ice pack for three days before they gave him one Also i'm wondering if it's because he's BLACK this is a shame ... GOD does not like UGLY....
@JohnMichaelRavenscraft John do you really know how you sound when you say you don't feel sorry for the victim ? How would you feel if four guys beat the crap out of you? There is no excuse even if he is in JAIL .
@vickyjolly Looks like two Blacks were also involved. Probably wasn't racist, unlike in Cincy where Black Racist thugs beat the Prosecutors son because he was WHITE. GOD does not like UGLY-...
OK, so maybe that was a little harsh!! My short little rant wasn't really about him though. It was planned to be mostly towards Dearborn correction system.