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.