County jail inmate attempts suicide

The man survived.

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MENDOCINO Co., 4/14/18 — A 50 year old man being held at the Mendocino County Jail attempted suicide early yesterday. He hanged himself with a sheet, but survived, and has returned to his cell.

More details in the press release below:


DATE:  “April 13, 2018”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Incident Number:
N/A

Crime/Incident:
Attempted Suicide

Location:
Mendocino County Jail (951 Low Gap Road in Ukiah, CA)

Date of Incident:
04-13-2018

Time:
3:48 AM

Victim(s):
Adult Male (50 years-old)

Suspect(s):
N/A

Written By: Lieutenant John Bednar

Synopsis:
On 4-13-2018 at about 3:48 AM, a Correctional Deputy was performing routine cell checks in the correctional facility.  During the checks, the Correctional Deputy noticed a sheet tied to the window grate in a cell.  Upon further look, the Correctional Deputy noticed that the inmate, a 50 year old male, was hanging in the cell.

The deputy summoned assistance and entered the cell.  Once in the cell, the ligature was removed from the inmate’s neck.  The deputy assessed the inmate and found that he had a pulse and was breathing.  Jail medical staff arrived shortly after and continued to assess the inmate’s condition until an ambulance arrived.

The subject was transported to an area hospital for treatment.  After a medical and mental health assessment, the inmate was returned to the County Jail.

Approved by:
Captain Tim Pearce

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