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Man in critical condition following suicide attempt at jail

By NCBI
Feb 09, 2011

A 26-year-old Bridgeport man is in critical condition at Central Washington Hospital following a suicide attempt early Tuesday morning at the Okanogan County Jail.

Sheriff Frank Rogers says, Cody S. Dezellem was arrested and booked into the jail Saturday afternoon on suspicion of robbing the Rite Aid store in Omak.

Dezellem, who had his first court appearance Monday, was found hanging with a bed sheet in his cell at around 2:10 am Tuesday.

Rogers said, Corrections Deputies began CPR and Lifeline Ambulance arrived to transport Dezellem to Mid-Valley Hospital. He was later transported to Wenatchee.

The Sheriff said, "There was nothing suspicious about the incident, Dezellem was in the cell by himself with no other inmates with him." He said, "The Correction Deputies do hourly cell checks and had just checked Dezellem's cell 45 minutes earlier."


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