Sheriff’s Office: Inmate attempted suicide in his cell

   

Image above courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

PRESS RELEASE

Lincolnton, NC – A man tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on February 4, 2019.

A cell mate of the 57-year-old man was awakened by a noise of someone thrashing around and discovered him with a part of a bedsheet tied around his neck and the other end to the bars of the cell.

The cell mate immediately pushed the call button alerting detention staff to the incident. Lincoln County EMS was dispatched to the scene and took over lifesaving efforts and transported the inmate to the Atrium Health – Lincoln hospital. He was then transferred to Atrium Health in Charlotte for further treatment.

The inmate had been in jail since January 11, 2019 on a charge of a felon in possession of a firearm.

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