On 7/30/15 at 6:40 p.m. a 35 year old male inmate was returning to his housing unit from seeing a nurse. As the Correctional Deputy was returning the inmate to his cell the inmate ran from the Correctional Deputy and up a flight of stairs.
At the first landing between the top and bottom tiers the inmate climbed over the railing and jumped, landing on his right side The Correctional Deputy immediately called for an emergency response. Correctional Deputies and medical staff arrived on scene and rendered first aid treatment until EMS arrived on scene.
The inmate was alert and responsive, complaining of back pain. The inmate was transported to St Joseph’s Hospital via an ambulance. The inmate was treated at a local hospital for a broken outer ring of his pelvis, due to the fall. The doctors at the hospital said the break would not require surgery and the inmate was later transported back to the Correctional Facility.
The inmate is currently housed in a cell in the medical area of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The inmate is being monitored by medical and mental health staff. The inmate is on suicide watch with 15 minute cell checks.
The inmate was brought into custody on 07-28-2015 for two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest for theft related charges
Mike Downey, Sheriff