On Tuesday 7/30/2019, Grant County authorities announced the completion of an investigation into the death of a Richland County Inmate. Grant County officials with assistance from the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office have ruled the death of 25 year old Kevin L. Flint as an accidental death. On 6/19/19, Flint was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by Richland County Deputies. During the stop, illegal drugs were located in the vehicle. Flint along with the vehicle operator were arrested for possession of illegal drugs and transported to the Richland County Jail. As the investigation continued, a search warrant was obtained to conduct a body cavity search on Flint at the Richland Hospital by trained medical personnel. Flint was transported to the hospital where the warrant was executed. He was then returned to the jail with full medical clearance.
Shortly after returning to the jail, Flint fell ill and lost consciousness during the booking process. EMS was immediately paged and CPR was started by Deputies prior to EMS arrival. Flint was transported to the Richland Hospital ER where he died a short time later.
Richland County authorities requested the assistance of the Grant County Sheriff’s Dept. to conduct an independent investigation of the incident. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death as accidental with a cause of acute cocaine intoxication.
Sheriff James J. Bindl wants to thank the Grant County Sheriff’s Dept. for their time and work in this investigation.