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Assault by Inmate Results in DeathSalem-News.com
The inmate who died is 29-year old Robert Haws of Salem.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Unit were called upon to investigate an inmate-to-inmate assault in the Marion County jail.
The initial incident occurred at approximately 10:30am, on July 13th, when two inmates were involved in a dispute that resulted in one inmate receiving a head injury. No weapons were involved.
The incident occurred in the recreation yard in the minimum security cellblock. The yard is available to inmates and supervised by deputies and security staff.
Deputies responded to the aid of the injured inmate. He was evaluated by the on-duty Nurse and upon her direction, transported to the Salem Hospital for further treatment.
Our office was advised by Salem Hospital that the inmate had succumbed to his injury at approximately 7:30pm, Monday evening. He was identified as Robert Haws, 29, of Salem. Haws had been in the custody of the jail since June, serving a misdemeanor sentence. He had additional charges pending for delivery of marijuana, reckless endangering and attempting to elude.
Detectives are being assisted with their investigation by members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office. Their reports are being submitted to the District Attorney's Office. The case will be presented to the Grand Jury at a future date, after the investigation is complete, to determine if any charges will be filed.
Until the Grand Jury has completed its review, the name of the other inmate will be withheld.
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