Sedgwick County inmate dies after fight in southwest Kansas jail

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An inmate from Sedgwick County has died after a fight with another inmate at a jail in southwest Kansas. 

The unnamed 30-year-old inmate died at around 7:20 p.m. Monday while in custody in the Meade County Jail. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that "preliminary reports indicate the inmate died following a fight with another inmate."

The inmate, a man from Wichita, died at the scene. He was being held on misdemeanor charges and had been in custody for about a month. 

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office currently has 43 inmates housed in the Meade County Jail.

The KBI was called in to investigate the death. 

Lt. Lin Dehning said the man's family has been notified and his identity is being withheld at their request.

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