Kosciusko County Jail Commander named in lawsuit

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We're learning new details about a lawsuit filed by the partner of a man who committed suicide in the Noble County Jail in 2017.

Shane Coney, the current commander of the Kosciusko County Jail, is named in the lawsuit, according to our reporting partners at News Now Warsaw. Coney was jail commander in Noble County at the time.

According to the lawsuit, Markus Middleton was depressed and bipolar, but was refused mental health treatment. According to the documents, Middleton was mocked by jailers and inmates because he was gay.