Inmate who attempted suicide in critical condition

2013-07-08T11:11:00Z 2013-07-08T17:28:10Z Inmate who attempted suicide in critical conditionDaily Sun staff reports Beatrice Daily Sun
July 08, 2013 11:11 am  • 

A Beatrice man who attempted suicide at the Gage County Detention Center on July 4 remains in critical condition at a Lincoln hospital.

Chad E. Gesin, 30, was arrested for domestic assault and third degree assault prior to the attempt, which court documents state was by hanging.

According to a probable cause affidavit by the Nebraska State Patrol, two officers were in downtown Beatrice at approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 4 when they saw a female in a conversation with Gesin.

The report states the woman handed Gesin an item -- later determined to be an engagement ring -- while the two were arguing.

Gesin then allegedly walked to another vehicle and began punching another man through the window.

The trooper told Gesin to stop and handcuffed him.

The woman told the trooper she was leaving Gesin because of a domestic assault that occurred earlier in the afternoon at the Casey's General Store on South Sixth Street where Gesin allegedly grabbed her by the neck.

Gesin had also sent her text messages earlier that indicated he intended to harm himself.

Officers arrested Gesin and took him to the Gage County Detention Center at approximately 5:15 p.m.

The trooper left the jail to interview the woman, who said Gesin allegedly grabbed her by the neck but did not choke her, as well as take written statements from the assault victim on Court Street.

At approximately 7:08 p.m., Beatrice Police told the state patrol that Gesin had attempted suicide by hanging at the jail.

Gesin was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital where CPR was performed. Court records indicate Gesin was breathing and had a heart beat when the trooper arrived at approximately 7:35 p.m.

Gesin was later taken to BryanHealth West in Lincoln where he was listed in critical condition Monday.

About an hour later, officers spoke with employees at the Casey's General Store who said they saw Gesin allegedly grab the woman by the neck before leaving the store.

Officers reviewed a surveillance video in the store that showed the incident.

On Friday, the Gage County Attorney's Office stated it did not plan to charge Gesin at this time.

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