DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) - Three inmates from the Daviess Co. Detention Center are charged with kidnapping.
Authorities say 31-year-old Lyderrick Jones, 25-year-old Preston Williams, and 19-year-old Eric Burroughs attacked another inmate on January 11.
They say the 21-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with significant injuries. Authorities say the victim was physically restrained for 45 minutes during the attack.
Court documents explain before the attack, the accused men wanted the victim to fight another inmate that day, but he refused. The victim's hands and feet were bound to a sheet. Then, each of the three men accused allegedly took turns punching, kicking, stomping and smacking him. He even reported getting spat on.
The complaint goes on to say the victim was told they would kill him, and this was in retribution for how Williams' ancestors were treated by the victim's ancestors.
They say the FBI is now investigating the case as a hate crime.
The three suspects now have an additional $50,000 bail.
Williams is facing murder and manslaughter charges from a case in 2016.