Nye County deputy stops inmate’s suicide attempt

A Nye County sheriff’s deputy thwarted a suicide attempt by a county jail inmate who threw himself off the second floor of a cellblock, law enforcement officials said.

The incident occurred Dec. 5, when an unidentified inmate at the Nye County Detention Center in Pahrump threatened to jump from a second-story railing, authorities said.

Deputy Ann Horak went upstairs to attempt to stop the inmate. She began wrestling with the inmate to prevent him from jumping, but he pushed his way over the railing, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Deputy Joshua Armendariz caught the inmate as he fell to the ground. Both were taken to Desert View Hospital for examination and were released.