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Sheriff’s office says inmate shot at Cache County Jail is ‘fine’

February 4th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news, Public Safety

By Jackson Murphy

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the use of a non-lethal weapon on a Cache County Jail inmate on Jan. 16.

Lt. Doyle Peck explained that the investigation is ongoing, but the inmate’s injuries were not life threatening.

“He wasn’t dying or anything like that,” Peck said. “He’s fine.”

According to a statement released by the agency on Feb. 2, the Davis County Sheriff’s office is investigating due to its familiarity with the weapon used in the incident. That weapon was not specified in the statement. Additionally, Cache County will be conducting an internal investigation and policy review.

Cache County chief deputy Matt Bilodeau said the agency would not make any further statements regarding the incident.

The Utah Critical Incident Investigative Team is deployed so that disinterested third parties can investigate in certain situations, including incidents occurring in Box Elder County, Cache County and Rich County involving, “any intentional or accidental shooting directed at a person, whether or not a fatality results.”

Contact reporter Jackson Murphy at jackson.murphy.journo@gmail.

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