published Friday, May 6th, 2011

Inmate commits suicide at Hamilton County Jail

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    Jason Logan, 30, was charged with burgalry, public intoxication and driving on a revoked license this week, according to arrest reports. He killed himself while he was in Hamilton County Jail Thursday, according to authorities.
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The Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy on an inmate after he reportedly committed suicide in the jail Thursday afternoon.

Jason Matthew Logan, 30, who was arrested this week, was found after he hanged himself, according to Sheriff Jim Hammond.

“It is under investigation,” Hammond said.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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ta2dmom said...

Proof read please. Before you print things Anything, even as tragic as this get the names right.

May 6, 2011 at 2:39 p.m.
Legend said...

Isn't this about the second, or is it third, alleged suicide at the Hamilton County Jail in less than a 12 month period? The last alleged was in October 2010. The other's last name sounded like Partin or something similar.

May 6, 2011 at 5:11 p.m.
chioK_V said...

obviousman, if what you say is true then why hasn't there been a thorough investigation into so many alleged suicides? How can they be sure so many deaths taking place are actually suicides and nothing more? It couldn't be all that difficult to make a death appear a suicide when it could very well be a homicide.

May 6, 2011 at 10:27 p.m.
xyzyra said...

Hopefully, there isn't a homicidal maniac operating at the local jail. It couldn't be at all difficult to make a homicide appear to be a suicide. Since coroners work for the state and in direct contact with LE, they may not always be forthcoming or objectiionable in their findings.

May 7, 2011 at 8:35 a.m.
gretchen_ga_01 said...

He let the jail know his intentions, he was supposed to be under suicide watch.. the jail staff dropped the ball. He was a wonderful guy, I wish Beth Burger would of used a better picture. He was a handsome guy and that picture does him no justice. He will be missed, prayers to his family.

May 7, 2011 at 9:23 p.m.
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