10/12/2005, 6:23 a.m. CT
The Associated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — For the second time in less than four weeks, a Madison County jail inmate has broken his neck in a leap from a second-floor walkway.
Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Yox said the inmate, whose movements were caught on videotape, climbed a chest-high fence on the walkway and jumped off backward about 7 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to Huntsville Hospital for surgery to stabilize a broken neck.
The inmate's name is being withheld.
On September 16th, inmate Jeffery Tyrone Williams also broke his neck when he jumped off the second-floor walkway in what was ruled a suicide attempt. Sheriff Blake Dorning said Williams is paralyzed from the waist down.
Williams, who is 27, had been convicted on a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling.