Sheriff: Escape suspect taken to hospital after injuring self

Escape suspect Marcus Bramlett is seen being escorted into a courtroom at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse Monday, May 18, 2015. (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Escape suspect Marcus Bramlett is in the hospital with serious injuries after trying to hurt himself at the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff Barry Richard says it happened when Bramlett was released from his padded cell Monday night to use the restroom. Inmates are not supervised when they’re in the restroom.

Correctional officers found Bramlett with head injuries. He was taken to Franciscan St. Elizabeth East hospital where he is still undergoing treatment.

Richard said Bramlett’s injuries are serious.

When he’s released from the hospital, he will return to the jail where he is on a 72-hour hold while prosecutors decide charges.

Bramlett was arrested Saturday after attacking a Tippecanoe County sheriff’s deputy and stealing her car. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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