April 28, 2004 -- Posted at 5:49 p.m. CDT, updated April 29 at 7:26 a.m.
JONESBORO -- It was only a few weeks ago that the Craighead County Detention Center came under fire for inmate abuse. Wednesday, another man accuses jailers of putting him in the hospital.
Alonzo Smith is at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro after being arrested earlier in the week. Smith was brought to the Craighead County Detention Center last Thursday on charges of failure to appear, and that's when the trouble began. Smith suffers from high blood pressure and ulcers. A family member brought his medication to the jail after he was arrested, but Smith says he never got it.