Suicide attempted by inmate at county jail
Originally published December 2, 2011 at 7:39 p.m., updated December 2, 2011 at 9:16 p.m.
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.