Inmate who stabbed himself has returned to the Joplin jail - KOAM TV 7

Inmate who stabbed himself has returned to the Joplin jail


Updated December 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM:  The Joplin Police Department has confirmed an inmate who stabbed himself in the neck yesterday with a pencil is now back in jail.  The inmate will be on suicide watch.


Updated December 26, 2013 at 6:06 PM:  A Joplin inmate is rushed to the hospital after stabbing himself in the neck. Police say the incident took place this afternoon.  

The name of the inmate is not being released, but police say he is serving a 100 day sentence for domestic assault. 

Authorities say, the inmate pulled the skin away from his neck and stabbed himself with a pencil.  Inmates in the jail notified jail supervisors about what took place. 

Police say once the inmate returns he'll be on suicide watch.

"He'll be evaluated at the hospital for his mental capacity, and often times he'll go back to jail on suicide watch. He will be watched every 15 minutes and he'll be giving the proper clothing and garments to further from injuring himself while he's here," said jail administrator Shane Dotson. 


Updated December 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM:  Joplin police told reporter Rudy Harper that the inmate thought he would be released from jail due to his injuries.


Posted December 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM:  The Joplin Police Department has confirmed they are investigating an incident where an inmate stabbed himself in the throat with a pencil.

The individual was taken to an area hospital where his condition is not known at this time.

More details will be posted as it released.

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