Clermont County Jail inmate in critical condition after weekend beating

A Clermont County Jail inmate remains in critical condition after being assaulted Sunday morning by two other inmates.

Kenneth Edward McFarland, 33, of New Richmond, Ohio was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after receiving injuries to his face and head.

The Clermont County Sheriff's Office say McFarland got into an argument with two other inmates that turned violent. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg identified those fellow inmates as Samuel Levy and Derick Minton.

Derick Minton (left) and Samuel Levy (right) are accused of beating Kenneth McFarland in the Clermont County Jail on Sunday, Aug. 13. (Provided Clermont County Sheriff's Office)

McFarland underwent surgery Sunday. He has been in the Clermont County Jail since Aug. 8 for possession of drug abuse instruments, a child support license forfeiture and driving under suspension.

Levy has a court hearing on Aug. 20 and has remained in custody since July 1 after being charged with burglary and aggravated robbery.

Minton has been in jail since May 14 and is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on Sept. 4 for a theft charge.

Rodenberg said information about the beating of McFarland has been handed over to the Clermont County Prosecutor's Office for review and future criminal charges.

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