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Liverpool man commits suicide, was in jail on intoxication charge

LISBON — An East Liverpool area man is dead after he reportedly hung himself at the Columbiana County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.

Mark David Paradinovich, 52, Rural Lane, East Liverpool, was being held in the detoxification cell in the booking area of the jail, according to Sheriff Ray Stone. Deputies were notified by jail employees at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday that Paradinovich had attempted suicide.

According to Stone, a coronor’s investigator was called to the cell after Paradinovich was found to be deceased and he was transported to a funeral home.

Paradinovich was reportedly intoxicated, which prompted the jail staff to place him in the detoxification cell. He had been charged and transported to the county jail after he was arrested in East Liverpool earlier that morning.

East Liverpool officers responded at 9:21 a.m. Wednesday to St. Stephens Church on West Fourth Street for reports of a man acting strangely, intoxicated and causing a disturbance. They reported finding Paradinovich highly intoxicated and yelling at a stranger sitting on his porch across the street, saying the man had stolen his phone and money. Paradinovich also had an open bottle of vodka in his coat pocket.

He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the county jail.

Officers also had contact with Paradinovich on Saturday, when they were dispatched to St. Clair Avenue near the Busy Bee Muffler Shop for a man walking in the middle of the roadway. He was identified as Paradinovich.

An officer said he told them he was trying to hitch a ride due to illness in his legs, and he was provided transportation to a home on Riverview Street.

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