Report: Watertown Man Hangs Self In Albany Jail


A Watertown man who was "outboarded" to Albany County jail because of crowded conditions locally hanged himself Saturday morning, the Albany Times-Union reports.

Demearle Gulledge, 36, was found hanging by a bedsheet from the bar doors of his cell a little before 7 a.m., the newspaper reported.

Albany County's sheriff said letters found in Gulledge's cell indicated he was depressed.

(Read the Times-Union story here.)

Gulledge was being held on assault charges for allegedly fighting with jail guards in Jefferson County. (Read our story on the 2012 incident here.) He was also a level 2 sex offender.

Gulledge's mother-in-law told the Times-Union the family had complained about Gulledge being assaulted by guards in Jefferson County.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
, Watertown, NY

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