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Strangulation Under Investigation at Newton County Jail

KENTLAND ---  Sheriff’s Police in Newton County, Indiana are investigating the strangulation of a jail inmate.  The unidentified inmate was airlifted to a Peoria hospital after initial treatment at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

A press release states correctional officers at the jail were alerted at 6:45 Thursday evening that an inmate had strangled himself in a cellblock.

CPR was started and continued by Kentland Medical personnel and ambulance staff after the 34-year-old inmate was found with a  bed-sheet secured around his neck.  He was reported in critical condition at IMH and was later transferred to a Peoria hospital.


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