Suspect Attempts Hanging In Police Custody

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Hillsmere man, facing domestic abuse charges attempted to hang himself late yesterday in a holding cell in the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Western Division station. According to police, the suspect was booked and placed in a cell early yesterday evening. At some point after, an Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Deputy was placing another detainee in the same cell when he noticed the original suspect had attempted to hang himself with his shirt. He was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore where he is in critical condition.

From the Anne Arundel County Police Department:

On November 5, 2011 at approximately 5:09 p.m., officers from the Southern District responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Officers determined a 51-year-old male assaulted his live-in girlfriend. Officers arrested the male and transported him to Western District for booking prior to an appearance before a District Court Commissioner. The male suspect was placed into a holding cell after being booked.

The Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Department brought another prisoner to Western District for booking immediately thereafter. Upon completion of the booking process for the second prisoner, the Booking Officer and Sheriff’s Deputies escorted the second prisoner to a holding cell. The Booking Officer and Deputies noticed the 51-year-old domestic assault suspect was attempting to use his own shirt to hang himself. Sheriff’s Deputies immediately began lifesaving measures as the Booking Officer called for Fire Department assistance. Deputies continued life saving measures until the Fire Department arrived, and the suspect was transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore for treatment. As of this writing, the 51-year-old male is in critical condition and the investigation is on-going.

 

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