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Carter County inmate taken to hospital following suicide attempt

Carter County inmate taken to hospital following suicide attempt

Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford is confirming an inmate at the Elizabethton facility tried to commit suicide by hanging himself.

The inmate was found just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon inside his cell. The prisoner had tied a bed sheet to his bunk, the sheriff told News 5.

Personnel administered CPR on the inmate and he was taken to an area hospital. Lunceford said he was listed in critical condition. 

Lunceford said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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