A Preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. June 23rd for the man charged with beating his cellmate to death this past month at the Jackson County Jail. 43-year-old Richard D. Powell is due in court to face charges that he fatally beat 31-year-old Collin B. Kotlarz of Union County. A correctional deputy doing a morning check found Kotlarz beaten to death in the Jackson County cell he shared with Powell. On May 26th deputies found Kotlarz’s body in his cell. He was being held after being arrested March 5th in Union County for allegedly driving under the influence and related charges. Powell is being held at the Jackson County Jail on $1 million bond.