Update posted Monday, January 21 at 6:39 a.m.:
A Cincinnati woman is facing charges of Escape and Battery Against a Law Enforcement Officer.
Last Friday at about 11:50 a.m., Tracey Inman was being escorted from a court hearing at the Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay to the county jail across the street. At that time, Inman allegedly attempted to flee.
The sheriff’s deputy who was escorting her – Eddie McClellan – suffered a broken leg.
Inman was caught and returned to jail. She is being held on a $20,000 cash only bond. Both of the new charges she faces for the attempted escape are felonies.
McClellan was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati to have surgery on his leg which had two broken bones. He’s now recovering.
Original story posted Friday, January 18 at 2:07 p.m.:
(Vevay, Ind.) – A Switzerland County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a tussle with a jail inmate Friday.
According to a sheriff’s department news release, a deputy was transporting a prisoner from the Switzerland County courthouse across the street to the jail when the prisoner attempted to flee at about noon.
The deputy tackled the prisoner and sustained an injury to his leg. The deputy was flown to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Despite the injury, the deputy still managed to keep the prisoner from fleeing and he was caught and returned to the Switzerland County Jail.