Published: March 12, 2019


THE DEATH OF LINCOLN COUNTY INMATE, WILLIAM BARNARD HAWK, HAS BEEN RULED A HOMICIDE BY THE STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE. MEDIA SOURCES REPORT, IT WILL NOW BE UP TO 22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY BRENT COOPER AS TO WHETHER CHARGES WILL BE FILED AGAINST THE CORRECTIONS OFFICER INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION WITH HAWK ON SEPTEMBER 15TH. AUTHORITIES ADVISE COOPER WAS APPOINTED TO HANDLE THE INVESTIGATION EARLIER THIS YEAR AFTER DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROBERT CARTER, WHO REPRESENTS THE 17TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WHICH INCLUDES LINCOLN, BEDFORD, MARSHALL AND MOORE COUNTIES, RECUSED HIMSELF FROM THE CASE.