Three inmates charged with new felonies for alleged jail assault

The man charged with murder for a 2019 fatal shooting on McHenry Street is facing a new felony along with two other suspects for an alleged assault in the Christian County Jail.

Personnel at the Christian County Jail on August 2 charged 21-year old Robert Torian, 19-year old Isaiah Campbell and 20-year old Alianard Washington with first-degree assault after they allegedly kicked, punched and stomped another inmate while he was curled up in the floor. Arrest citations say the victim sustained a concussion and busted ear drum.

After hearing arguments during a preliminary hearing Friday from defense attorneys representing Torian and Washington asking the judge to amend the charges down to misdemeanor assault, District Judge Foster Cotthoff sent the cases to the grand jury as second-degree assault—a Class C Felony.

Washington waived his preliminary hearing earlier in the week and his case went to the grand jury as first-degree assault.

Bond on the assault charges was set at $10,000.

Torian was in jail for allegedly shooting and killing Terrill Moore during an argument that began inside a car on McHenry Street in August of 2019.