17-Year-Old Inmate Found Unconscious After Alleged Suicide Attempt

A 17-year-old inmate from the LaPorte County Jail is being treated in the Critical Care Unit of IU Health La Porte Hospital after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself with a sheet.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, jail staff discovered the inmate not breathing in his cell, but the jail staff’s quick response and CPR efforts revived him, and he was breathing on his own when taken from the facility by ambulance.

According to video surveillance, a supervisor checked on the inmate during a shift-change count of the inmates, but he was discovered seven minutes later during another routine security check.

The inmate is charged with a revocation of suspended sentence from work release, with original charges stemming from an offense for which he was charged as an adult due to the seriousness of his offense. His name is not being released at this time due to his age and the ongoing investigation.