Trial set to get underway involving 5 former Montco jail guards

Jim Melwert
January 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
From left: Edwin Negron, Darin Collins, Alfred Gregory, Anthony Saxby and Randall Sims

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) – A trial is scheduled to start Tuesday involving five former guards at the Montgomery County jail, who are accused of beating two inmates, including one prisoner who has one leg.

The former Montgomery County Correctional Facility employees are being charged with aggravated assault and destroying evidence.

The guards are accused of using excessive force against two inmates. One of those inmates says he woke up to the guards in his cell, and was punched in the face before being dragged to the infirmary.

The inmate also claims that the five guards would not let him put on his prosthetic leg, so he had to hop.

He says, on the way back to his cell he was kicked and punched by the guards while he was on the ground unable to defend himself.

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The incident in question was caught on video by a camera that the guards thought was not working.

According to prior testimony, it had been fixed about a month prior, but the guards were not notified.

In addition to assault, the guards are also charged with trying to delete video from that camera and from body cameras.

Two former supervisors are going on trial: Captain Edwin Negron and lieutenant Darin Collins, along with officers Alfred Gregory, Anthony Saxby, and Randall Sims.

Courtesy of Montgomery County DA's office

Courtesy of Montgomery County DA's office

(From top to bottom, left to right Captain Edwin Negron and lieutenant Darin Collins, along with officers Alfred Gregory, Anthony Saxby, and Randall Sims.)

Another guard, Jason Marshall, pleaded guilty to official oppression and was sentenced to probation.