Media Advisory: Attempted Suicide in Custody

Friday, October 6, 2017

CLEVELAND – On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to 2206 Denison, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, Apartment 4. Once on scene officers spoke with the caller who stated that her boyfriend, Jesus Malave, had assaulted her, took her purse and left.  Officers took the information for a report as the suspect was not on scene.  At approximately 4:40 a.m., officers received information that the suspect had returned to victim’s home. Officers responded to the Denison address and arrested the suspect.

The arrested male was transported to the Central Prison Unit where he was booked and housed.  At approximately 6:45 a.m., corrections officers found that the arrested male had attempted to hang himself with a blanket.  He was taken to St. Vincent Charity Hospital where he remains.

This incident is under investigation.

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