Deceased County Jail Inmate Identified as Lawrence Spies

Deceased County Jail Inmate Identified

by admin / Oct 19, 2015 / 0 comments

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Inmate Suicide
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the male inmate that was found deceased in his jail cell on September 19 at the El Dorado County Jail.
The inmate has been identified as Lawrence Spies (34).
Spies had been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and was found with an item tied to the top bunk in his cell and around his neck. He apparently hanged himself in his cell last month has been identified as 34-year-old Lawrence Spies.
Correctional officers at the county jail in Placerville were delivering dinner to inmates about 4:50 p.m. a month ago when they found Spies with “an item” around his neck that was tied to a top bunk, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Deputies cut the inmate free and began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. El Dorado County fire personnel arrived and Spies was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m.  on Sept. 19, 2015.
Spies was in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and making criminal threats.

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