- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A sheriff’s officer says the man accused of wounding a Vancouver police officer during a June 30 traffic stop attempted suicide Thursday in his jail cell.

Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman says corrections deputies intervened and summoned jail medical staff to provide emergency care for 48-year-old James Sapp until fire department medics arrived. Neiman says Sapp was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Neiman said he had no details about how Sapp tried to kill himself and had no word on the inmate’s condition Thursday night.

The Columbian reports (https://is.gd/jLr7Ro ) that Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency dispatch logs show a report of a hanging Thursday afternoon at the Clark County Jail and of a “suicidal subject.”

Sapp pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including attempted murder and assault in the shooting of Officer Dustin Goudschaal, who was shot seven times.

The 32-year-old officer was protected by a ballistic vest when he pulled over a pickup truck with stolen license plates. He was hospitalized for a few days, then discharged to complete his recovery at home.


Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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