Man Who Died After Jail Fight Identified

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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