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Bourbon jailer to serve time in Woodford jail

The Bourbon County jailer who was found guilty of two misdemeanors Tuesday will serve his 90 days at the Woodford County jail, his attorney Burl McCoy said.

Tony Horn, 61, was sentenced to 90 days in jail Tuesday after he was found guilty of two counts of criminal attempt to tamper with physical evidence. Following the verdict, Circuit Judge Tom Jones initially said Horn would be sent to the Clark County jail.

Horn was charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence, a felony, in relation to the destruction of e-mails regarding inmate Daniel Trimble, who committed suicide in February 2008, and a fabricated observation report that was filled out after Trimble died. But the Bourbon Circuit Court jury only found him guilty of the lesser charges.

Horn was acquitted on two counts of official misconduct, a misdemeanor. Those charges came after Horn was accused of failing to investigate or report missing methadone pills and after he was accused of allowing an inmate work release without a court order.

It is not clear whether Horn, who has not served in his role since he was indicted in September 2008, will return to his position as jailer. Judge-Executive Donnie Foley was not available for comment on Friday. Horn plans to run for judge-executive this fall.

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