Inmate Attempts Suicide

An inmate reportedly tried to harm herself Thursday at the Johnston County Jail in Smithfield.    A female prisoner had wrapped a shirt around her neck in a suicide attempt discovered at 12:21am.  A jailor immediately intervened to prevent further harm.

The inmate was transported to Johnston Health in Smithfield where she was treated and released.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said a jailor had made a check on the inmate at 12:15am and everything was okay. When the jailor came back by the cell six minutes later they discovered the suicide attempt at which time they intervened.