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Jail disturbance involving four accused murderers caught on tape

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Jail officials at the Fayette County Detention Center say it isn't anything new for inmates to refuse to follow orders, or even to fight back.

However, this time they were dealing with four accused murderers so they called in their Corrections Emergency Response Team to stop the incident.

The disturbance is clearly caught on tape.

Five inmates, four of which are accused of murder, refuse to go back to their cells, causing a disturbance, and even throwing objects. Jail officials say it started over shower shoes.

They say the inmates were playing basketball and were told to change into regular shoes. That's when they decided to fight back, armed with a phone pulled from the wall, batteries, even a shower door.

They were led by accused killer Bass Webb, who has become well-known for his violent behavior after he spit on a judge during a hearing in Bourbon County. He is accused of murdering two former girlfriends.

In the video Webb throws the phone toward corrections officers as they try to stop him. Also involved was 20-year-old Curtis Smith, who recently pleaded guilty to murder for the 2008 shooting death of Charles Holder at the Coolivan apartments. Accused murderers 38-year-old Timothy Meskimen and 35-year-old Ed Stokley were also involved, as well as a fifth man, 33-year-old Yullin Sandifer, who is accused of robbery.

The CERT team eventually gets the situation under control spraying a type of pepper spray into the unit and forcing the inmates involved to the ground. They are still investigating the incident.

Jail officials do tell us the men have been placed in a more secure area and luckily there were no serious injuries reported in this incident.

Bass Webb is the only inmate facing an assault charge at this time for throwing an object at jail officers.

He, and others involved, did not wish to speak about the incident.

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