50-year-old identified as man killed in fight with jailers

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died after fighting with two corrections officers as he was being booked into a central Kansas jail.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the man Wednesday as 50-year-old Scott A. Brunson. The KBI said in a news release that Brunson was arrested Monday after Salina police officers responded to a disturbance and found an injured woman.

The KBI says Brunson was transported to the Saline County Jail, where he was “allegedly involved in an altercation with jail staff.” Brunson and two deputies were taken to a Salina hospital, where Brunson died early Tuesday. One of the deputies was treated and released, and the other was kept for treatment and observation.

The KBI is investigating. No other information was immediately released.


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