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Jail deputy injured in fight with inmate

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

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 on Wednesday on one count of custodial assault. He was in jail on burglary charges when Madsen reported the attack Nov. 24.

Madsen was treated at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Beck declined to talk about the fight with investigators, documents say.

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