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News Release
jail stock photo
jail stock photo
Investigation Underway into Apparent Suicide Attempt at the Jail (Photo) - 03/12/18

Released by: Sergeant William Bailey
Public Information Officer

Release Date: March 12, 2018


On March 11, 2018, at about 8:40 pm, Inmate Bryan Michael Penner was discovered by another Inmate after an apparent suicide attempt in one of the jail housing units. The Inmate then alerted corrections staff. Corrections deputies and a corrections nurse responded and immediately began life-saving efforts, which continued until emergency medical personnel with the Bend Fire Department arrived. The Bend Fire Department has transported Penner to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

Sheriff L. Shane Nelson and District Attorney John Hummel are at the jail and have been briefed on the investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Sheriff Nelson said, "Our office takes these investigations seriously. I have requested the Oregon State Police lead this investigation, assisted by the Deschutes County Major Incident Team."

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