Jail inmate rushed to hospital
by Cheryl McDermott
Just one day after being sentenced to over two years in state prison, a 44-year old county jail inmate was rushed to the hospital last week when he was found by jail personnel “in need of immediate medical attention,” the sheriff reported Thursday.
Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies and Bend Fire personnel responded to the Deschutes County Jail on August 3 when jailers requested emergency assistance for Thomas Scott Pyatt. Jail staff provided life saving measures initially, and EMTs continued until the inmate was transported to St. Charles Medical Center.
|Thomas Scott Pyatt - DCJ photo |
According to a news release issued by Sheriff Larry Blanton, Pyatt remains hospitalized. “There were no apparent visual signs of physical assault or injury,” the sheriff said. “An investigation into the cause of the medical emergency is ongoing,” he added.
Pyatt was lodged in jail with charges including being a felon in Possession of a Firearm, recklessly endangering another, possession and manufacture of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, child neglect, and driving under the influence of intoxicants, the news release stated
He was sentenced the day before his medical emergency to 25 months in the Oregon State Department of Corrections, Blanton stated.
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