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“We’re all still getting used to how things are laid out in the new building,” explained Adair County, Ky., Sheriff Ralph Curry. The day the new Adair County Judicial Center opened, court security officer Charles Wright stepped outside, and when he came back in, he took a wrong turn and walked into a holding cell for prisoners. When the door closed behind him, he was locked in. He tried using his cell phone to call for help, but couldn’t get a signal. Wright suffers from claustrophobia and “just panicked,” Curry says. Wright “starting trying to shoot the glass out” of the cell door. “Of course, it’s bulletproof, so that didn’t work.” No one reported hearing any gunshots, but when other employees noticed Wright was missing, they went looking for him, and found him. Curry sent Wright home, and noted he probably won’t allow him to return to the job. (RC/Adair Progress) ...OK, but the real question is, will Curry renew his gun permit?
Original Publication Date: 21 March 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.

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