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Corrections Officers Rescue Inmate Attempting Suicide

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS RESCUE INMATE ATTEMPTING SUICIDE: On May 19 at 5 p.m., a Charles County Correctional Officer was conducting a security round when he discovered a 27-year-old female inmate attempting suicide by hanging. The officer called for immediate help, and he and responding officers lowered the woman and accessed her condition. At the time, the woman was not breathing. Officers began CPR, and the inmate began to breathe on her own. She was flown to a hospital where she was initially admitted in critical condition. In accordance with operating standards, investigators assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division responded. A preliminary investigation revealed the inmate was in her cell alone and had earlier in the day made comments to other inmates that she wanted to go to the hospital instead of being incarcerated. None of the inmates reported the comments to detention center staff.  The woman had been arrested four days earlier for violating her probation. Since the incident, the woman’s health has improved and her condition is no longer life-threatening. The investigation is continuing.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 and has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.      

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