Inmate Commits Suicide in Tom Green County Jail
An inmate who had turned himself in to the Tom Green County Jail for a pending federal case, or U.S. Marshall hold, committed suicide this morning, said Sheriff David Jones.
“At approximately 8:35 a.m. this morning, one of my officers discovered a subject in custody hanging. They immediately cut him down and attempted to resuscitate. He did not make it,”
At this time, an investigation is being conducted by Texas Rangers. They were called in along with the Sheriff’s investigators, Jones added. Judge Buck pronounced the inmate dead and the body will be sent to Lubbock for autopsy
Because the investigation is still pending, Jones could not release the inmate’s name, nor would he release the material the inmate used to cause himself harm.
As for Jail staff, officials are still trying to grasp what happened, Jones noted.
“It has had an affect on our staff,” Jones said. “We try to keep everyone safe as we possibly can. He was in that part of the jail where they check on inmates every 30 minutes. They had talked to him during one check, and when they went to check on him again, they found him dead.”
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