Franklin County inmate in serious condition after attempted suicide

Franklin County inmate in serious condition after attempted suicide

A Franklin County jail inmate is in serious condition after he tried to hang himself in his cell.

Joel Vasquez, 37, of Kennewick has been in custody since early October 2018 on warrants and felony charges related to armed robbery.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were doing rounds at the jail around 11 p.m. when they found Vasquez injured.

Deputies provided lifesaving measures before paramedics with the Pasco Fire Department transported him to a local hospital.

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