Hillsboro man taken to jail, then hospital
A Hillsboro man arrested on suspicion of trespassing Saturday was released from custody when it became apparent he needed medical attention.
An ambulance was called to Marion County Jail. Marion ambulance took the man, whose name police would not release, to Newton Medical Center for treatment of a suspected overdose.
Assistant police chief Jessey Hiebert said the trespassing incident began earlier in the day when police were called to the 400 block of S. Main St. to tell a man not to return.
At 5:35 p.m., police returned and arrested him.
“He was not supposed to be at the residence,” Hiebert said. “It became obvious that he had a medical condition, so we un-arrested him.”
Hiebert said a full report of the incident would be given to the county attorney, who then will decide whether to charge the man.
“If he proceeds with it, there will be a warrant issued,” Hiebert said.
The jail will not book people with an obvious medical condition, Sheriff Rob Craft said. If an inmate has a medical emergency, medical costs must be paid by the sheriff’s office.
“We can’t accept somebody that’s in obvious need of medical attention when they come in,” Craft said.