Inmate’s injury prompts investigation

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS Investigates confirmed that a Tri-County Regional Jail inmate was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital early Saturday morning for possible head trauma.

Jail Director Scott Springhetti tells 2 NEWS they’re investigating whether the injury was caused by other inmates, jail staff or if it was a medical condition.

An independent investigation is also being completed by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Prosecutor’s Office and other surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Springhetti said their internal investigation includes a review of all security cameras to determine if any wrongdoing occurred.

The jail is not releasing the inmates name until family is notified.

2 NEWS Investigates asked Springhetti about other serious injuries the jail has had.  He said there were two inmate deaths last year; both are believed to be suicide.


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