Inmate Attempts Suicide at the Boulder County Jail
For Immediate Release Monday, July 20th, 2015
Media Contact: Cmdr. Jeff Goetz, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, 303-441-4619
Case No. 15-4051
Boulder County, Colo.-- This afternoon, at approximately 12:30 pm, a 24-year-old male inmate housed in a medium security module at the Boulder County Jail was discovered hanging inside of his jail cell. The inmate was housed with a roommate, however his roommate was out attending a court hearing, leaving the inmate alone inside the cell. Using a torn bed sheet, the inmate had fashioned a noose to hang himself from the cell bunk.
Immediately after the inmate was discovered, deputies and jail medical staff began resuscitative efforts, while simultaneously summonsing additional rescue personnel from the Boulder Fire Department and AMR Ambulance to assist. The inmate was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.
The ensuing investigation found no evidence of foul play and during the investigation, a note from the inmate describing his intentions was located inside his cell. It was also determined that the inmate's welfare had last been checked by jail deputies 15 minutes prior to discovery. At that time, and during all preceding interactions with jail staff, there were no indications the inmate intended to harm himself.
The inmate had been arrested and booked into the Boulder County Jail on Wednesday, July 15th, and was being held on several charges related to auto theft.