Location: TCSO Adult Pre-Trial Facility
Incident Date: 12/24/20
Posted by: Media Relations
Just after 9 a.m. on 12/24/20, Correctional Deputies at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Trial Facility found a 56-year-old inmate unresponsive in his cell. He was housed in a single-cell unit.
CPR and First Aid was immediately rendered. However, he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
TCSO Detectives determined the inmate had attempted suicide, by hanging himself from a bed sheet.
He was arrested on December 17th on charges of Resisting Arrest, Battery on a Police Officer and a Parole Violation.
No foul play is suspected. However, an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
The inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.