UPDATE: Former jail deputies charged in inmate retaliation plot

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CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors say two former southwestern Idaho jail deputies have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to incite an attack on an inmate who injured a guard during an escape attempt.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Canyon County jail deputies 26-year-old C. Kade Shipley McConnell and 46-year-old Corey Weathermon were fired in October and arrested Monday.

McConnell was charged with solicitation to commit aggravated battery, and Weathermon was charged with aiding and abetting the solicitation.

Ada County prosecutors say McConnell shared information about the inmate with other inmates to incite an attack. Prosecutors say Weathermon served as a lookout as the information was shared.

McConnell's attorney Alexander Briggs argued for his client to be released on personal recognizance because he does not have a criminal history. His bail was set at $15,000.
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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, http://www.idahopress.com

ORIGINAL STORY:
Two southwestern Idaho deputies at the Canyon County Jail who authorities say tried to orchestrate an attack on a gang member accused of sex crimes against children by showing other incarcerated gang members confidential paperwork have been arrested.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 46-year-old Corey Weathermon and 23-year-old Kade McConnell were taken into custody Monday.

Weathermon is charged with aiding and abetting solicitation to commit aggravated battery, and McConnell is charged with solicitation to commit aggravated battery. The two were fired in October following an inmate complaint and an internal inquiry.

Canyon County authorities have asked neighboring Ada County to conduct an independent investigation.

It's not clear if the former deputies have attorneys. The Ada County prosecutor's office didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Tuesday.
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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, http://www.idahopress.com



 
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