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Video: Noxubee Taxpayers on the Hook After Jail Beating

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MACON, Miss. (WCBI) – Noxubee County taxpayers are on the hook for more than $50,000 in medical expenses, after a fight between inmates at the county jail.

Investigators think Fredrick Lane gave Jermaine Walker a vicious beating, last October.

Walker suffered serious head injuries and a broken jaw.

He was treated at 3 different hospitals, and the bills added up.

Walker has been in custody since last February following a shooting at Hilltop Cafe in Macon.

Noxubee County’s insurance carrier recently told the Board of Supervisors that they would refuse all claims related to the injuries and treatment of a county jail inmate.