Attempted suicide in jail

Last Friday, January 25, 2019 local emergency services were called to the Rutherford County Jail on N. Washington Street at approximately 8 p.m. A 30-year-old white male attempted to hang himself while incarcerated in the Rutherford County Detention Center. Sgt. Jamie Dunn of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department made the report.

The inmate had not been on suicide watch. The report stated it was unknown if the inmate was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The inmate was checked by a detention officer at 7:38 p.m. and again at 8:04 p.m. It was reported that the inmate’s injuries sustained were minor.

The case will be further investigated.