Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

February 16, 2013

Disturbance at jail sends one inmate to hospital

By Bob Belcher
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — An incident around 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Navarro County Jail resulted in one prisoner being taken to Navarro Regional Hospital with what was described as self-inflicted cuts, and two or three others treated at the jail for similar injuries.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner said the disturbance took place in one section of the jail, when the inmates apparently used some sort of blade to cut themselves.

“Three or four inmates in a specific dormitory got ahold of some blades and injured themselves,” Tanner said Saturday night. He said it was possible the blades came from disposable razors that are issued to the inmates.

Tanner said it was not a fight between the inmates. All the cuts were self-inflicted, he said.

“They took one inmate to the hospital. He cut himself pretty good,” Tanner said.

Officers from the Corsicana Police Department responded to the jail to assist deputies during the incident.

Tanner said the inmates that were not transported to the hospital were treated by jail medical staff and have been isolated.

No report was available Saturday night on the condition of the inmate taken to the hospital.

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