August 8, 2013 in Idaho

Jail suicide probe finds no wrongdoing by staff

 

LEWISTON – An Idaho State Police investigation into a July suicide at the Nez Perce County jail found no negligence.

County prosecutor Dan Spickler told KLEW-TV that he reviewed the report on the investigation and said he was unable to find any wrongdoing by the sheriff’s office.

Jeffrey Admyers, 52, of Lewiston, was found unconscious in his cell early on July 6 and died later that evening at the hospital.

Spickler said the evidence showed Admyers “was actively disguising his emotional state” and had planned to kill himself for some time.

Admyers had been in the jail for three days on a probation violation and was awaiting transfer to the Idaho Department of Correction in Boise.

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