A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. the 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 accused of fatally beating 31-year-old Collin B. Kotlarz of Union County. A correctional deputy doing a morning check on May 26th, found Kotlarz dead in the cell he shared with Powell. He was being held after being arrested March 5th in Union County for allegedly driving under the influence and other related charges. Powell is being held at the Jackson County Jail on a $1 million bond.