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Deputy breaks hand in fight w/ inmate

A Spokane County Jail deputy recently fractured his hand during a scuffle with an inmate.

Deputy John Madsen said property crime suspect Casey A. Beck, 21, hit him “for no apparent reason,” according to court documents.

Madsen then hit Beck in the head and fractured his own right hand, documents allege.

Beck appeared in Spokane County Superior Court today on one count of custodial assault. He was in jail on burglary charges when Madsen reported the attack Nov. 24.

Madsen was treated at Provence Sacred Heart Medical Center for a fracture near his pinky and ring fingers. Beck declined to talk about the fight with investigators, documents say.


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