Jail inmate attempts suicide by hanging himself with phone cord.

November 13, 2018

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo of the Nov. 3 scene in which the suspect allegedly flipped his ex-wife’s car over with a tractor before barricading himself in a different house, aiming a crossbow at deputies during an hours-long ordeal.

Jail inmate attempts suicide by hanging himself with phone cord.

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HART – A 60-year-old Hart man lodged in the Oceana County Jail on several felony charges after a stand-off with police attempted suicide by hanging himself with a phone cord last week, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The man is a suspect in a bizarre incident, Nov. 3, in which he allegedly flipped his ex-wife’s car over with a tractor and then barricaded himself in a house, aiming a crossbow at deputies during an hours-long ordeal.

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“Currently, the inmate is still alive, although still hospitalized,” Mast said. “Prior to being transported, EMS personnel were able to regain a pulse in the inmate.

“At approximately 9:38 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, an inmate was found in his cell unresponsive by corrections staff,” Mast said. “Immediate medical aid was rendered by staff, and CPR was initiated within seconds of finding the inmate. The inmate was found to have placed a phone cord around his neck and was attempting to commit suicide by hanging.

“The inmate was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 after a long standoff with deputies during the day. The inmate was lodged at the Oceana County Jail Saturday at 5:07 p.m. by deputies for several felony charges.

“Sheriff’s staff, Life EMS and the Hart Area Fire Department treated the inmate at the jail,” the sheriff said. “The inmate was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners – Hackley Campus (in Muskegon) where he was treated.”

The man has not been arraigned, so police are not releasing his name.

“A thorough investigation will be completed by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association’s MISSION team to ensure all jail policies and procedures were handled correctly,” said Mast.

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