An inmate in the Santa Cruz County Jail died in custody Sunday morning in an apparent suicide by hanging, according to the county Sheriff's Office.
The 41-year-old inmate, whose identity has not been released yet, was arrested on Friday on a felony charge of making threats and booked into the jail around 11 p.m., according to Lt. Fred Plageman.
Housed in a single cell, the inmate received medication at 5 a.m. and breakfast later in the morning. He was alert and not displaying suspicious behavior in a cell check at 10 a.m., but was found unconscious and unresponsive at 11:20 a.m.
He was declared dead at 11:40 a.m., Plageman said.
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