The Boone County Grand Jury investigating the death of Boone County Jail inmate, Kadence Steele, returned a NO TRUE BILL, they found that Steele committed suicide by hanging himself , and that no crimes were committed by any other person in relation to his death.
Steele was found unresponsive in his jail cell in Boone county on May 5th. He was one of the three men facing arraignment later this month in connection with an alleged theft in Boone County in April.
Along with Kipp Polston, 38, and Brandon Ashcroft, 27, Steele was scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday, May 25, at 9 a.m.
According to Boone County Attorney James Ely, Steele was in jail for Burglary, a Class IIA Felony, Theft by Unlawful Taking, a Class IV Felony and Criminal Trespassing, First Degree, a Class I Misdemeanor in connection with an alleged theft that occurred in Boone County in April.
Antelope County court documents show the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department received a report that a Millermatic 252 welder with an aftermarket gun and several DeWalt cordless tools from the Spalding Nursery in rural Albion.
After receiving an anonymous call, the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office located the missing welder and tools at the residence of Polston in rural Elgin.
Documents show Polston first told the arresting deputy he was unaware of how the welder and tools ended up at his residence, However, he allegedly said his brother-in-law, Kadence Steele, had stolen the property and brought the welder and tools there.
Polston was under arrest and charged with theft by receiving stolen property, $1,500 - $5000, a Class IV felony. He is out on a bond that was set at $10,000, 10 percent.
During the investigation, Brandon Ashcroft was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, as Class IV felony.
The Antelope County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashcroft at Steele’s residence during the investigation at Steele’s home address.
According to court documents, methamphetamine was found in Ashcroft’s clothing. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class IV felony. Ashcroft’s bond was set at $10,000, 10 percent.