Lincolnton, NC – ( L TOWN RADIO)
A Lincoln County Detention Center inmate attempted to hang himself in his cell on Friday. (June 28, 2019)
The man was discovered by his cellmate around 1:30 p.m. hanging from a sheet he had put around his neck and tied off to his cell bed. The inmate alerted the jail staff and they quickly responded by cutting the sheet down from the bed.
Detention officers began CPR until Lincoln County EMS arrived. EMS was able to get a pulse and transported the inmate to Atrium Health – Lincoln for further treatment then transferred him to Atrium Health in Charlotte where he remains in critical condition.
Jeremy Samuel Paris Sartin, 34, was arrested on June 19, 2019 on charges of kidnapping, assault inflicting serious injury, assault by strangulation and assault on a female. He is under a $100,000 secured bond.
This is the second incident of Attempted Suicide of a Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Inmate with one fatality. L Town Radio reached out to Sheriff Bill Beam for a comment of what steps are being made to prevent this.
“I am distraught, and this is an unfortunate event. With two within the past month. As the Sheriff, and I can speak for my Detention Officers of the Center, That we take how we run our Detention Center seriously. We have Mental Health that that is in our jail five days a week with trained professionals, medical care five days a week, a Recovery Bible Study available four days a week and a Church Service on Sunday. Help is there. Unfortunately, the inmate did not seek it. The inmate was treated for a medical issue involving a sore. Our medical staff asked the inmate if anything was going on from a mental health side. Once again help was there. He simply didn’t take it. We are in Contact with both County and State Officials and taking additional safety measures. We are looking at all options. Mental Health is a problem, and we do not take it lightly. ”
When asked if there was foul play involved the Sheriff Replied, “There was no foul play at all. The inmate left a note to the family. Detectives interviewed and reviewed the surveillance, and it was simply what it was. My Men did all that they could do and saved him, to the point of being able to be transported to the Hospital. This is truly unfortunate, but we are working diligently to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”