Lincoln County Inmate Attempts Suicide

On Tuesday, August 23, 2011 an inmate incarcerated in the Lincoln County Jail was found in his cell after an apparent suicide attempt by hanging. The inmate, Terry Lee Marler Jr., was arrested on Sunday, August 21, 2011 by the Troy Police Department for Domestic Violence Assault 2nd Degree, Felonious Restraint, and Armed Criminal Action. He was being held at the Lincoln County Jail in lieu of a $40,000 cash only bond.

On Tuesday at 3:57 pm, Marler was given his daily medication by the staff nurse. At 4:30 pm the Corrections Staff were conducting their scheduled head count when they found Marler unconscious in his cell. Marler’s pants had been used in the apparent suicide attempt.

Marler was transported by Lincoln County Ambulance District to the Lincoln County Medical Center. He was later transferred to the St. Charles Health Center where he remains in the Intensive Care Unit.

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