Inmate at Garfield County jail dies after apparent suicide |

Inmate at Garfield County jail dies after apparent suicide

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. ” Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies discovered an apparent suicide in the maximum security area of the jail late Monday night.

Deputies found Timothy Schilz Jr., 24, at approximately 11:30 p.m. during a scheduled inmate security check in the maximum security unit of the Garfield County Detention Facility. Schilz, whose last known address is in Parachute, had committed suicide by hanging in his cell, according to a release.

At the time of the incident Schilz was not under any suicide or behavioral watch.

Schilz was a pretrial inmate being housed for two charges of contempt of court. The first contempt charge was for false information on sex offender registration and a second contempt charge of check fraud. He was also being held on failure to register as a sex offender.

This incident is being reviewed by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards investigator, according to the press release.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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