Suicide attempted by inmate at county jail

By John Branton and Paul Suarez

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Updated: December 2, 2011, 9:16 PM

 

Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a suicide attempt by an inmate at the Clark County Jail.

Sgt. Tim Bieber, a sheriff’s office spokesman, confirmed there was a suicide attempt Friday afternoon.

The inmate, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital and was still alive Friday evening. His condition was not available.

Major Crimes detectives interviewed witnesses and inmates housed in the same pod; their stories were consistent, Bieber said.

Bieber said he believed the inmate used a sheet to hang himself, typical in such cases.