Floyd Co. couple take Otter Creek to court over escape
The company that owns Otter Creek Correctional Center was sued this week in Floyd County circuit court for damages caused by an escaped inmate. According to the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Linda and Dennis Holbrook, Corrections Corporation of America (which owns Otter Creek) was negligent in its handling of an escape by Larry Crump in September. In the complaint, the plaintiffs state that when Crump escaped, outside authorities were not notified for over an hour after prison guards noticed Crump missing. The Holbrooks state that Crump came to their home, which is located less than a mile from the prison after breaking out, rifled through their medicine cabinet and even â€œdrank a soft drinkâ€ before stealing the coupleâ€™s 2005 Cadillac CTS.