Woman allegedly tries to commit suicide in jail


A 25-year-old woman, booked on resisting arrest, attempted suicide inside the Aberdeen Jail Tuesday afternoon by wrapping her bra around her neck and attaching it to her bed inside her jail cell.

Aberdeen Police Capt. John Green said that she had only been in jail for about half an hour and corrections staff saw what she was doing likely within minutes of it happening.

“She was still conscious when they found her and we had the Aberdeen Fire Department come in and check her out,” Green said Wednesday. “She’s still here and we’re keeping an extra eye on her now.”

Aberdeen officers responded to an incident involving a verbal dispute between the woman and a man at about 11:15 a.m., Tuesday. She allegedly broke out a window of a house at the location. She was gone when officers arrived, prompting officers to put out a bulletin for her whereabouts to other police officers in the area.

At about 1:45 p.m., officers found her walking on Market Street, heading toward the fire station. When officers tried to arrest the woman, Green said she attempted to assault one of the officers. The suspect was transported to the City of Aberdeen jail where she was booked for two felony counts of violation of a no contact order, malicious mischief domestic violence and resisting arrest.