Inmate Attempts Suicide At Howard County Detention Center

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — An inmate at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup has attempted suicide.

Around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, an officer said he witnessed Demetrius Hunt, 22, hanging from a sheet that had been tied to an upper level railing.

Several officers cut down Hunt, who was transported to Howard County General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Hunt is serving an 18-month sentence for first-degree assault. He has been incarcerated at the detention center since July 28, 2012.

According to corrections officials, Hunt had a history of disruptive behavior and was held under administrative segregation.

Officials believe he had hidden a sheet, which he retrieved during a recreational break.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.


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