Inmate at Hamilton County Jail in critical condition after fight with cellmate
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says an inmate in custody at the Hamilton County Jail is now in critical condition in the hospital, after an apparent fight with a cellmate.
HCSO says on Sunday at about 11 p.m., corrections officers discovered the inmate unresponsive in his cell at the downtown jail.
The inmate was transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital for treatment. HCSO says it was later determined the inmate had been in an altercation with a cellmate, which may account for the inmate’s medical condition.
The circumstances around the incident are under investigation by the HCSO Criminal Investigations Division.