- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A man in state custody on kidnapping and assault charges has died.

The Department of Corrections says 40-year-old Arlo Olson was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital on Saturday after an apparent suicide attempt.

A corrections officer found Olson unresponsive in his cell and officers and medical staff attempted life-saving measures.

The Corrections Department says Olson died Tuesday night at the hospital.

Olson had been in custody since June 7.

He had been arrested on two warrants on charges of kidnapping, felony assault, burglary and misdemeanor charges of assault and criminal mischief.

Olson’s death is the third this year in the Corrections Department.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide