Inmate Death At Cascade County Detention Center Likely Suicide

Charles Lee Reynolds, Jr., the inmate at the Cascade County Detention Center who died after being found hanging in his cell on Sunday, likely committed suicide.

Lewis & Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson is investigating the death; all inmate deaths must be investigated, according to statute.

Nelson tells us that Reynolds used bedsheets and parts of his detention center uniform, and that there does not appear to be any evidence of foul play.

Reynolds was found at approximately 2:44 p.m. on Sunday, February 5th. Detention staff and Great Falls police officers performed CPR until medical personal relieved them.

Reynolds was then transported to Benefis hospital where he was pronounced dead 3:25 p.m.


(February 5, 2012) An inmate reportedly tried to hang himself at the Cascade County Detention Center on Sunday.

Details are limited, but Detention Center staff were able to confirm there was an incident today, but have not yet confirmed whether the inmate died. Warden Dan O’Fallon says the center is not releasing any details about the incident at this time.

We will update you as we learn more.

This comes just days after we reported on the Detention Center’s efforts to reduce inmate suicides.

An average of three Montana inmates commit suicide every year, but between December of 2010 and May of 2011, there were three suicides just at the Cascade County facility.

December 30, 2010: Phillip Humeyumptewa, a convicted rapist who hanged himself with a bedsheet at the Cascade County Detention Center on Monday, died on Wednesday night at Benefis Healthcare. Humeyumptewa was found hanging in his cell on Monday afternoon; detention officers performed CPR until emergency medical crews arrived, but Humeyumptewa was declared brain dead at the hospital.

May 5, 2011: A press release from the Sheriff’s Office reports that inmate Cory Lattin of Great Falls was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 10 pm on Wednesday, May 4th. Lattin was transported to the emergency department at Benefis hospital, where he passed away at 12:32 am.

May 26, 2011: Michael Kimball, an inmate at the Cascade County Detention Center, is dead after he was found hanging in his cell on Thursday. Kimball, 39, was found at approximately 6 pm on Wednesday. *Source  http://www.krtv.com/news/inmate-death-at-cascade-county-detention-center-likely-suicide/

There does not appear to be any evidence of foul play?  We are only talking about other inmates….right? 
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