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Man Jailed for Driving Without Insurance Beaten to Death By Inmate

Authorities say an Elk River, Minnesota man jailed on a charge of driving without insurance was beaten to death by a fellow inmate. Officials say...
August 15, 2006

Authorities say an Elk River, Minnesota man jailed on a charge of driving without insurance was beaten to death by a fellow inmate. Officials say Carl Edward Moyle had been booked into the Sherburne County Jail on a gross misdemeanor traffic violation on Tuesday morning August 8. By 10:30 that night he was dead.  

Authorities believe that within hours of his arrival at the jail, an inmate with a history of prison violence who had been moved to the unit after being accused of slashing another inmate inside the St. Cloud state prison stomped on a handicapped railing until it came loose from the concrete wall, stuffed it into his pants and walked over to the next cell. It was there that he beat Moyle, a 28-year-old father and auto dealership worker from Elk River, as he lay on a bunk, facing the wall, apparently without ever having any earlier interaction with him.

Moyle's family said he was driving his brother's truck to work when he was pulled over and arrested. His family says the proof of insurance was at home in a drawer and not in the glove box. The victim's brother, Byron Moyle, told KSTP-TV that he brought the proof of insurance to the police department after work on Tuesday, but it was closed.

Man Jailed for Driving Without Insurance Beaten to Death (Insurance Journal 8/11/06)
 
Authorities Point Fingers After Jailhouse Death (St. Paul Minn. Pioneer-Press 8/11/06)

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