This story was updated at 10:51 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, with more information.
An inmate at the Bradley County Jail has died at Tennova Hospital in Cleveland, Tennessee, after an alleged suicide attempt on Wednesday evening, according to a news release from the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.
Charlie Franklin Stevenson had been booked on several drug-related charges on Sept. 8, and had received a $200,000 bond from the court the morning of the suicide attempt.
Officers found Stevenson 40 minutes after an hourly cell check, called 911 and administered first aid and CPR until paramedics arrived six minutes after being notified of the emergency, the release states.
Stevenson was breathing and had a pulse when he arrived at Tennova Hospital.
"According to the Medical Examiner, the aforementioned inmate has succumbed to his self-inflicted injuries and officially been pronounced deceased," the Bradley County Sheriff's Office announced in a news release Thursday night.
Bradley County Sheriff Steve Lawson worked with judges presiding over the criminal and sessions court to allow for a temporary release of Stevenson from custody so his family could be present and both have furloughed the inmate for a period of time, according to the release.
"I came onto the scene at the jail as soon as I was informed on what was happening," Lawson said in the statement. "I have reviewed the video footage and my officers' reports and can confirm with 100% certainty that the corrections officers involved did their job to the best of their ability. I stand by them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this inmate and his family."
The incident is currently being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.