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Sheriff: Inmate seriously injured after jumping through second floor railing

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LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Lincoln County inmate was seriously injured just after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday when she intentionally jumped through a second floor railing.

Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said Crystal Jones Hubbard, 34, was leaving the shower area when she ran for the railing and jumped through landing on the cement floor below.

Hubbard was taken to CMC-Lincoln and then airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, deputies said. 

Deputies said it was a 20 foot drop and Hubbard suffered possible head and internal injuries in the fall. 

Hubbard was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with Operation Play 60, a round-up of suspected drug dealers, deputies said.

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