Jail inmate commits suicide

LISBON — A Salem area man reportedly died at the Columbiana County Jail Wednesday afternoon after hanging himself.

Sgt. Edwin Alvarez of the jail reported to the sheriff’s office at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday that an inmate had hung himself. Deputies went directly to pod 30 where jail staff were providing CPR to the man while awaiting the ambulance to arrive on scene. There was no response to attempts to revive the man utilizing the defibrillator.

KLG checked the victim, Craig Less, Green Valley Drive, Salem, and determined he died. The coroner was notified.

Less, 42, was at the jail awaiting an April 3 probable cause hearing for an alleged probation violation for a previous theft conviction.


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