UPDATE 2: The inmate involved has been identified as 34-year-old Orlando Mitchell.
UPDATE 1: Marion County Sheriff Kerry Forestal has announced that the deputy who was assaulted has died.
MARION COUNTY, Ind. — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital after being assaulted by an inmate Monday.
Indy Metro Police say the inmate – identified as 34-year-old Orlando Mitchell – assaulted the sheriff’s deputy around 11 o’clock Monday morning and stole a county jail wagon, driving off before eventually crashing at the 3300 block of Prospect Street on the southeast side of Indianapolis.
“Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were able to take the suspect into custody,” says IMPD Lieutenant Shane Foley in a Monday afternoon press conference, “deputies who were taking the suspect into custody sustained minor injuries. They were treated on scene and not being transported.”
The original deputy who was hurt earlier Monday morning was taken to Eskenazi Hospital. Mitchell is in stable condition.
This story will be updated.
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