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Courthouse readies for bicentennial
Nikita Beaty crowned Fairest of the Fair

Two indicted for beating Ricky Beaty

 

Courthouse readies for bicentennial

Beth Underwood/OCN staff
David Buck, of Buck's Painting, puts a fresh coat of paint on the Overton County Courthouse. As the county's bicentennial approaches, several buildings on the Livingston square are being spruced up for the September 8, 9, and 10 celebration.

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Nikita Beaty crowned Fairest of the Fair

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Nikita Beaty is crowned 2006 Overton County Fairest of the Fair by previous Fairest of the Fair Amanda Brown at the close of the pageant held Saturday, July 22. (More coverage inside this edition.)

 

 

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Two indicted for beating Ricky Beaty

Overton County Grand Jury has indicted James Richard Mullins and Stevie Allen Wright for the January 31, 2005, beating of Ricky Allen Beaty.

Mullins and Wright appeared before Judge Leon Burns on Monday, July 24 on charges of reckless aggravated assault. The two cases were set for hearing on August 22, at which time the accused are to return with an attorney.

Last year, former Overton County jailer James Loftis pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring with other jail employees to arrange for Beaty, a prisoner in the jail, to be beaten. Beaty sustained serious injuries.

Beaty had reportedly been arrested after a domestic dispute with his 19 year-old daughter and was put in Overton County Jail for a required 12-hour stay. When that case was brought before Overton County Grand Jury, it received a No True Bill.

According to a Herald-Citizen story last year by Mary Jo Denton, in the federal case, a formal complaint filed by FBI Agent Scott Swallows alleged that jailer James Loftis woke up two inmates and took them to jail administrator Michael C. Gilpatrick's office, then told them that Ricky Allen Beaty "had beaten up a girl and that he needed to be beaten up for what he had done."

An FBI complaint against Gilpatrick alleged that he told Loftis to get the two inmates to "take care of" Beaty, specifically naming the two he was choosing for the job.

The conspiring jailers moved Beaty from a holding cell to another cell in order for the beating to take place, and some jailers watched from behind mirrored glass as the two recruited inmates punched and kicked Beaty, bruising him all over, blackening his eyes, cutting his forehead, and knocking out four of his teeth, the FBI complaint says.

After he was released from jail, Ricky Allen Beaty went to a hospital emergency room for treatment, and he also lodged complaints and contacted an attorney.

 

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