Originally Posted by bjjs
They don't know who called the guy in the jail cell, it was traced back to a pay-phone in the middle of a field, but it was right after this that it was made obvious that Rust was a suspect of the new detectives. And he flipped out on the guy for calling him yellow king so you can suspect that Rust has some motivation since this guy knows secrets about Rust....but did that really happen.
I didn't think that he called Rust the yellow king. I just thought that he referenced it and mentioned other people being involved.
Also one of the two prison guards present when the prisoner "killed himself" was named Childress. Same last name as Ted Childress the sheriff. I think the implication was that Childress was involved in the inmates death to shut him up, rather than Rust having any involvement.
Officer Childress - sheriff Ted Childress - Errol Childress.