Inmate’s injury prompts investigation

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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