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Flagstaff, AZ; On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at around 1:13 pm Coconino County Detention Facility Officers conducting an inmate welfare check found an inmate unresponsive in the shower of the medical unit holding area. The inmate had hanged himself with a sheet from the shower bar. Detention Officers and Medical Staff quickly began lifesaving actions including CPR. Jail staff were able to open the airway and obtain a pulse. The inmate was transported by Guardian Medical Transport to Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) for further medical treatment. The inmate passed away around 2:45 am on June 10 at FMC.
The 38-year-old male was in custody for a failure to appear warrant out of Flagstaff Justice Court on original felony charges related to destruction of jail property. He had been living transiently in Mohave County when he was arrested on the warrant. His name is being withheld until notification of next of kin. Foul play is not suspected.
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