New Charges For Abuse Suspect

An eastern Kentucky man behind bars, accused in a bizarre abuse case, is facing new charges tonight.

Billy Crawford is one of four people behind bars, after state police say they found Donna Hicks locked in a closet in his mother's home.

Today, a new charge has been filed against Crawford, this one for assault. The citation says Crawford got into a fight with another inmate in the Perry County Jail.

Crawford, along with his wife, his mother, and another man were all put in jail for unlawful imprisonment and criminal abuse of Donna Hicks. Hicks was found badly bruised last week in the family's home.

Crawford told us in a jailhouse interview yesterday, he and his family had no part in hurting Hicks.

Since the assault charge, Crawford's bond has been raised to 120 thousand dollars. The other four people charged in the abuse case have their bond set at 100 thousand dollars.

Crawford will be arraigned on the assault charge Monday morning.


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  • by Eva Location: Belleair Beach, FL on Nov 30, 2007 at 09:07 PM
    This crime is unreal. God Bless the woman that she can recover & the Perry Co. Courts take measures to get the lady State help in a good facility where she can recover. The person that abused her should get a life sentence so they can never ever abuse anyone else. Thank God 1 person reported the problem to KSP & they investigated. KSP & UNITE work so hard trying to rid SE KY of drugs & criminals & I'm ever greatful to them for all they do every day. God Bless

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