Richland Jail Inmate Transported To Hospital After Incident

Richland Jail Inmate Transported To Hospital After Incident

  • 9/20/2019 2:42:14 PM
  • Seth Byrd
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- An inmate at the Richland County Jail was transported to Ohio Health Mansfield Emergency Department for treatment, after trying to commit suicide in his cell. 

At approximately 11:57 am on Friday, a suicidal inmate of the Richland County Jail was standing on a half-wall, within a holding cell, in an attempt to kill himself. Corrections Officers attempted to intervene, with the thought of placing the inmate in a restraint chair for his safety, and made entry into the cell. 

According to authorities, as they opened the cell door, the inmate jumped off the wall and was able to force his way out of the cell. he then made his way into the booking area and in the process of restraining the inmate he became unresponsive. 

Officers immediately initiated life saving measures and summoned Emergency Medical Services to the jail. The Mansfield Fire Department arrived and transported the inmate to Ohio Health Mansfield Emergency Department for treatment.

The event remains under review by the Richland County Sheriff's Office. 

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