Suicidal inmate sends three deputies to the hospital

July 26, 2016

Jail barsAn inmate at the Santa Barbara County Jail injured three deputies Sunday evening who were attempting to keep the prisoner from committing suicide, according to a sheriff’s department press release.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., two deputies responded to the inmate attempting to hang himself in his cell. However, when the deputies entered the cell, the prisoner struck one deputy on the head, and then ran out of the cell.

Deputies tased the inmate several times in their attempt to detain him, but he continued to fight and resist. It took multiple deputies to restrain him, place him in handcuffs and transport him to a safety cell. The inmate injured three deputies in the process.

The three deputies were transported to the hospital for treatment. They were ultimately cleared to return to work.

Earlier in the day, the same inmate was accused of assaulting a group of inmates in a dormitory housing unit. Due to the active investigation, the inmate’s name is not being released at this time.

The Sheriff’s department is sending a criminal complaint for battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office for review.



  1. CentralcoastRN says:

    This is the consequence of major cuts to social services and an increase in police over the years. How’s that working out, especially with the prison realignment senate bill in effect?

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  2. joseywales says:

    likely story…..told by the source itself….santa clara and los angeles sheriffs are currently in jail for abusing inmates after they originally lied about what happened. when are we going to stop taking at face value what this lying gang tells us daily?

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  3. mkaney says:

    Well, ultimately they dealt with him without kililng him. And they do this sort of thing with patients in psych wards on a daily basis in America, even when the patients are armed with sharp objects . Sometimes a taser works, sometimes they don’t, big deal. You back off an find a new approach.

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      Sometimes a taser works sometimes it doesn’t big deal? I bet if you had to confront this situation, it would be a BIG DEAL to you!!!

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    • TWEEKSBALMER says:

      It is like bankruptcy sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

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  4. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    Wow tazed him a few times and it didn’t work? But all the armchair Q.B.s say it is easy and just use non-lethal and everything will be peachy keen.

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    • TWEEKSBALMER says:

      He used to be into music but found he was a poor conductor.

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  5. indigo1955 says:

    It is hard to read the news lately. I think I need to go on a “news fast” again.

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