Inmate at Hamilton County Jail in critical condition after fight with cellmate

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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.

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