Benton Co. Jail inmate taken to Richland hospital

<p>Benton Co. Jail</p>

Benton Co. Jail

A Benton County Jail inmate remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Kadlec Regional Medical Center after being tased yesterday.

The Benton County Sheriff says yesterday morning, two nurses and a corrections officer responded to an inmate having an unknown medical episode.

While they were trying to care for the inmate, he became combative.

An officer tased the inmate during the confrontation.

Once the inmate was restrained, he was taken to an isolation cell, where he became unresponsive.

The sheriff has authorized an independent investigation into the incident.