A male inmate committed suicide at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility this morning in what Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal called a “tragic, tragic event.”
The man, whose identity has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin, died at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Royal said.
“There was no indication he was considering suicide,” Royal said.
The man had gone up to the second tier of a jail pod, which overlooked a “day area,” climbed over the railing and plummeted head-first to the floor below, striking his head on a table.
He sustained major head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, Royal said.
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“There was no indication he was considering suicide.”
— Sheriff Keith Royal