Crime

Inmate dies in Thurston County jail

The Thurston County jail is located on Ferguson Street SW in Tumwater.
The Thurston County jail is located on Ferguson Street SW in Tumwater. sbloom@theolympian.com

A male inmate killed himself Sunday in the Thurston County jail, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The man had been held in the jail since his Oct. 21 arrest, the sheriff’s office reported.

Other inmates alerted corrections staff to a medical emergency just after 2 p.m. Staff and on-duty medical personnel immediately began providing aid and CPR. When medics arrived, they continued CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene about 2:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s office reported that the man was being held on the following Thurston County charges: custodial assault, possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and driving under the influence. He also had a warrant from King County Superior Court for violation of the uniform controlled-substance act, and two warrants from Fife Municipal Court for first-degree driving with a suspended license and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Amelia Dickson: 360-754-5445, @Amelia_Oly

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