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Man Who Died After Jail Fight Identified

KSAL Staff - January 27, 2016 3:28 pm

Authorities have released the name of a man who died following a confrontation with corrections officers at the Saline County Jail.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, on Tuesday at 5:26 p.m. Salina Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 2000 block of Norton Street. When officers arrived, they located a woman with injuries.

Officers arrested 50 year-old Scott A. Brunson on the allegations of domestic battery and resisting arrest. Brunson was transported to the Saline County Jail.

Once at the jail, Brunson was allegedly involved in an altercation with jail staff. Two Saline County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured in the altercation. Brunson and both deputies were transported to Salina Regional Health Center.

Brunson was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of 01-26-2016. One of the deputies was treated and released, and the other was kept for treatment and observation.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the in-custody death.



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Scott Brunson Facebook photo

Doug Clemens

January 27, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Looks like another cover up is in the process. This is a dirty sheriff’s department which needs to be cleaned up.

Juanita Ramirez

January 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

He fought the law and the law won…..just the way it is.

Kathy Rice

January 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Yeah that’s what I was thinking Doug. Too many suspicious deaths lately.

Teresa Zimmerman

January 28, 2016 at 6:37 pm

I don’t know what happened, but he will be missed. Sadly we buried his brother back in September. So now the brothers are together again. RIP Scott.

Stan Clemons

January 29, 2016 at 1:09 pm

I understand where the family is coming from with their statements of his drug usage. What I do not understand not trying to hold the Sheriff’s department accountable. There job is to keep the law and take care of those they arrest. My question is did they taser him and if so how many times. What is stranger yet a deputy just so happens to have a heart attack also at the same time? Probably both got tasered during the uproar. Hopefully the family will key an eye on things and ask questions once they have had the time to deal with his death.

Kenneth Appleby

January 30, 2016 at 12:40 am

They didn’t taze him. He was high as hell

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