Bell County Magistrate Dies in Custody

A Bell Magistrate being held for solicitation to commit murder charges has died while in custody at the Bell County Detention Center. Bell County dispatch received a call from the detention center around 3 a.m. on Saturday regarding an inmate reportedly having a seizure. Magistrate Ricky Goodin was taken to Pineville Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:56 a.m. Goodin was indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury last week for drug and solicitation to commit murder charges.


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