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3 detention deputies in pair of fights in Sedgwick County

November 8, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three detention deputies have been injured in a pair of recent fights at the Sedgwick County Jail.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the most recent attack happened Monday in the mental health pod. Col. Brian White, of the sheriff’s office, says the fight sent two deputies to a hospital with broken bones. The inmate, who had been jailed on assault and criminal trespass charges, hasn’t yet been charged in the attack.

A deputy also sustained minor injuries in an Oct. 31 attack in which two other inmates also were assaulted. Twenty-three-year-old William Farmer Jr. has been charged with two counts of battery and one count of battery of a law enforcement officer. Farmer was jailed at the time on misdemeanor contempt of court and traffic charges.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com