STONY RIDGE A Wood County jail inmate collapsed and fell into a ditch along Stony Ridge Road yesterday while working with the sheriff s litter control crew.
James Harris, 54, of Columbia, S.C., was treated in St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon, after collapsing about 9:30 a.m. He has been held at the jail for about a week on a theft charge.
Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said the litter crew was picking up trash on Stony Ridge just south of Five Point Road in Troy Township and had stopped for a water break when Mr. Harris collapsed.
The sheriff did not know whether the heat was a factor.
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