Four indictments made from 2016 Fulton County inmate death

HICKORY, KY. – A former corrections officer and three former inmates have been charged in connection with the death of a Fulton County inmate.

In October 2016, 28-year-old Kyle Combs was found “in a semi-conscious state” during routine cell checks. Troopers say he was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City, Tennessee, where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation indicated Combs overdosed on “an unknown drug” while in custody.

Recently, four people were indicted in connection with Combs’ death.

Former corrections officer, Daniel J. Thomas, was indicted and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, on May 13, 2019.

Former inmates, Danny B. Wilder Jr., Steven Juniper, and Ronnie C. J. Littlejohn were all indicted for 2nd offense of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, Promoting Contraband 1st degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense methamphetamine, and Persistent Felony Offender.

Their warrants have not been served as of May 17, 2019.

The investigation is continuing by KSP Sergeant Eric Fields.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555.  Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app.