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Monday, 23 June 2014 06:50

Inmate Seriously Injured after Jumping Between Railings

Crystal Jones Hubbard Crystal Jones Hubbard courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

34-year-old Crystal Jones Hubbard of Ellick Drive in Newton, who is currently an inmate at the Lincoln Co. Detention Center, was seriously injured at about 2:15 yesterday afternoon (June 22) when she jumped through a second floor railing, crashing to the cement floor below.

Hubbard was leaving the shower area when she ran for the railing and jumped through. She was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln where she was stabilized and then airlifted to CMC-Main in Charlotte.

According to a statement from the Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office, Hubbard had complained of being sick and had thrown up earlier in the day. She was allowed to leave her cell and go to the shower section to clean up. Hubbard waited for a jail trustee to move away. She exited the shower area and went toward her cell. Hubbard then turned and dove between the second and third railings on the walkway to the cement floor below, which is approximately a 20-foot drop.

She suffered possible head and internal injuries in the fall.

Hubbard was arrested Friday afternoon as part of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s round-up of suspected drug dealers. She was placed in the Detention Center after being taken before a Magistrate.

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