Benton County Jail inmate dies at Kadlec

<p>Benton Co. Jail</p>

Benton Co. Jail

A Benton County Jail inmate who was sent to a Richland hospital after being tased last week has died.

29 year-old Kevin Culp died yesterday at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.

The Benton County Sheriff says on Monday, December 17th, Culp had an unknown medical episode at the jail.

When two nurses and a corrections officer responded to help, Culp became combative.

An officer tased Culp during the confrontation.

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

The circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated by the Special Investigative Unit comprised of officers and detectives from local law enforcement agencies.

An autopsy on Culp is being performed today at the Benton County Coroner’s office.