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Benzie Inmate Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

By Beth Milligan | Dec. 9, 2020

A 22-year-old inmate at the Benzie County Jail has been hospitalized at Munson Medical Center after attempting suicide at the jail.

According to the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office, corrections officers found the man hanging in his jail cell at 11pm Tuesday. Officers immediately began performing life-saving measures, including CPR. Benzie County EMS arrived and transported the inmate to Munson Medical Center, where he is currently in the intensive care unit.

The inmate is a Benzie County resident who is awaiting trial on felony charges. He was housed in the Sheriff’s Office pod unit and was the only person in the cell at the time of the incident. The initial on-scene investigation was conducted by the Michigan State Police. An independent investigation will be conducted by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association Mission Team.

No further information will be released at this time, according to the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office.

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