New Orleans—The following is a statement from The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office regarding the status of inmate Dean Kelly, DOB March 5, 1971.
"Dean Kelly, aka Tyler Durden, was booked March 18, 2011, on a charge of forcible rape.
Inmate Kelly remained in the custody of OPSO deputies while undergoing a medical evaluation.
Inmate Kelly was interviewed in the OPSO wardens office, upon his return to OPSO jail facilities this morning. He denied being involved in any physical altercation with any inmate or deputy. The inmate had no visible signs of injuries that could have been caused by any alleged altercation prior to the March 21 incident in court.
Inmate Kelly remains in protective custody.
Due to patient confidentiality standards, the OPSO will not discuss the specific medical treatment of inmate Kelly or any other inmate in our custody."