Report: Prosecutors drop charges against Tulsa inmate to avoid bearing financial obligations after injury
TULSA COUNTY, Okla. – Prosecutors reportedly dropped charges against an inmate to avoid bearing any financial obligations for his medical bills after he was injured inside his cell.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office told the Tulsa World David Lee Fulps, 38, suffered a broken neck and pelvis in the Tulsa jail when he leaped from a sink to a bed.
Fulps was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Sheriff Vic Regaldo said that prosecutors dropped all charges against the man to avoid the county bearing any financial obligations for his medical bills, the Tulsa World reports.
Fulps was facing charges for automobile theft, larceny from a retailer, assault and battery on a detention officer and malicious injury to property.