Barren County Sheriff's Deputy Expected to Change Plea

Apr 25, 2012

A former Barren County Sheriff's Deputy is expected to plead guilty in the beating of a criminal suspect in 2010.  A hearing is scheduled for May 1 in federal court in Owensboro for Gene Minor.  He's one of four officers charged with beating a man they were trying to arrest, then lying about the incident to federal investigators. 

All four officers, including Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton initially entered not guilty pleas during their arraignment last month. 

Minor's attorney Ken Garrett of Glasgow told the Lexington Herald-Leader he could not comment on whether Minor would cooperate with prosecutors in the case.