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Mingo County grand juror jailed for leaking charges

Feb. 20, 2013 @ 02:15 PM

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A Mingo County woman is in jail for tipping off people about indictments while serving on a county grand jury.

Media outlets report that 21-year-old Leanna Richardson of Marrowbone received a 10-day jail sentence Tuesday for contempt of court.

Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks tells WSAZ-TV that one person told investigators that Richardson told her she was being indicted. Two other people also knew they were being indicted but they didn't tell investigators how they obtained the information.

Sheriff Eugene Crum says leaking grand jury information puts people's lives in danger.