UPDATED: BANNING: Inmate, critically injured in jail fight, succumbs to injuries

UPDATE: Jan. 26, 11 a.m.

Sheriff’s officials are investigating a jail house fight that left one man dead.

BANNING – An inmate who sustained critical injuries during a fight with another inmate Saturday, Jan. 21, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead four days after the deadly incident, Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Sheriff’s officials have not released the victim’s or the suspect’s names in the fatal confrontation.

“The investigation is ongoing,” according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Raymond Huskey. “No further details will be released at this time.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident or investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Klemp of the Sheriff’s Cabazon Station at (951) 922-7100.  Callers can refer to incident file number BC170210001 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

BANNING – A man sustained critical, life-threatening injuries when he was involved in a jailhouse fight at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, Saturday, Jan. 21.

The fight, which occurred between two inmates in a jail day-room, happened about noon, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Raymond Huskey.

“Deputies arrived within a minute of the altercation and found one of the inmates down and unconscious,” Huskey explained.

The victim, who officials have not yet identified, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. His condition is currently listed as critical.

Based on the circumstances and the severity of the victim’s injuries, investigators from the correctional facility and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Cabazon Station assumed the investigation, which is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Klemp of the Sheriff’s Cabazon Station at (951) 922-7100. Callers can refer to incident file number BC170210001 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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