A 21-year-old Webster County, Iowa inmate injured while trying to escape from jail is suing the county.
The Webster County Sheriff's Department received notice Friday that Tanner King had filed the lawsuit. The Fort Dodge man is recovering at a Des Moines area hospital after he jumped or fell from the roof of the county jail on September 4th.
King's attorney, Mark Pennington of West Des Moines, says the jail didn't do enough to protect King and that jail staff should have known King was suicidal.
Investigators believe King was trying to jump to the neighboring roof when he fell 40 feet to an alley below. King was being held on several charges, including burglary and domestic assault.