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Person harms self at District Court hearing


An unidentified inmate of the Sweetwater County Detention Center attempted to harm himself during a court hearing in Green River Friday morning.

According to a media release from the sheriff’s office, the incident occurred in Judge Nena James’ court at about 11:30 a.m. The inmate was removed and transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, where he was treated for his injuries and was placed under observation.

An update issued Tuesday evening stated the inmates injuries were not life threatening. Sheriff Mike Lowell said the inmate did not bring a weapon into the...

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