UPDATE: No Charges in Lincoln Co. Jail Attack

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 7/1 at 11:06 a.m.

No charges are expected to be filed against an inmate who attacked three corrections officers.

Lincoln County Jail Administrator Dave Manninen says he could not explain why, as it would violate HIPAA privacy laws. HIPPA laws protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information.

According to a news release, corrections officers entered a cell block Sunday morning after it was reported that an inmate had suffered a seizure.

As the officer tended to him the inmate jumped up and struck a female Corrections Officer.

As the inmate was being removed to a holding cell he again became combative and bit a second Corrections Officer. A third Corrections Officer was also injured while removing a taser probe.

Manninen says the corrections officers had only minor injuries and are expected back at work soon.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 6/30 at 9:42 p.m.

A 28-year-old Waupun man currently in the Lincoln County Jail may face additional charges after Corrections Officers responded to a report of a medical emergency Sunday morning.

Corrections Officers entered the cell block after it was reported that the inmate had suffered a seizure. As they tended to him the inmate jumped up and struck a female Corrections Officer.

As the inmate was being removed to a holding cell he again became combative and bit a second Corrections Officer. A third Corrections Officer was also injured while removing a taser probe.

All three Corrections Officers and the inmate were checked at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center. Investigating Deputies are awaiting reports and will view video of the incident before making a report to the District Attorney.

The inmate is being housed in Lincoln County due to overcrowding at the Portage County Jail.


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