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Deputies respond to call of attempted suicide at a McDonald County jail

Updated February 14, 2014:  McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall says an inmate who hung himself on February 11 passed away the following day at a Joplin hospital.

The inmate has been identified as Robert Mason of Anderson, Missouri.


Posted February 11, 2014:  McDonald County sheriff's deputies responded to an attempted suicide within their detention center late Monday night.

Sheriff Michael Hall says in a news release that officers were called to one of the pods at the McDonald County Detention Center at 11:16 p.m.

"An inmate was found in one of the individual cells with a noose tied around his neck by other inmates," says Sheriff Hall.  "They were able to get him down and called for help and started CPR.

The inmate was taken to an area hospital.

The name of the inmate has not yet been released.


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