Washington County, TN inmate dies from injuries in suicide attempt

Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported Tuesday that Leonard R. Morrow, 33, of Greeneville, died as a result of injuries sustained in a suicide attempt inside his cell last week in Jonesborough. (MGN)

A suicide attempt inside the Washington County, Tennessee Detention Center occurred last week, Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported Tuesday.

Leonard R. Morrow, 33, of Greeneville, was found in his cell hanging by a bed sheet on Friday, the report said.

Detention and medical staff administered CPR on Morrow until medical techs took over. He was transported to a Johnson City hospital where he received treatment up until his death on Monday, the agency reported.

Morrow was being held on a contempt charge based out of Washington County Juvenile Court, Graybeal's report said. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will follow-up on the incident.

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