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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Suicide at jail


December 31, 2020

COLFAX — A Pullman man in the Whitman County Jail on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and three counts of assault allegedly committed suicide Saturday afternoon, Dec. 26.

Jose Chagollan-Flores, 35, was found hanging from a bed sheet attached to the upper bunk of his cell at 5:33 p.m., according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.

Correctional officers, deputies and EMTs tried to revive him, performing CPR and attempting other lifesaving measures, officials said. He was transported to Whitman Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be performed by Whitma...

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