MADISON (WKOW) -- A Dane County sheriff's deputy was hurt while trying to move a jail inmate to another cell.
The sheriff's office says the deputy was working in the Public Safety Building Thursday when he learned that a 34-year-old man was showing signs of hurting himself.
The deputy talked to the man and called for mental health and nursing staff to evaluate him. The inmate agreed to move to another cell where he could be more closely monitored, but when deputies entered his cell he became combative and started fighting with them.
One of the deputies had to be taken to UW Hospital, where he learned he suffered a fractured shoulder. He was treated and released but will miss work for several weeks.
The inmate was taken to Mendota Mental Health Institute.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.