Police arrested a man for drug possession after they responded to an alleged suicide attempt last week.

Jimmy Haynes, 29, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, introducing methamphetamine to a minor and child abuse.

At around 7 p.m. Thursday, Beatrice police responded to reports of an attempted hanging.

Police were directed upstairs where Haynes was found on the floor. There was no rope or cord near him, according to Gage County Court documents, and there were no marks on his neck.

Haynes was woken up, but refused to answer questions from police.

In another room, police identified a spoon on a nightstand near a bed. The spoon was in plain view and had a crystal substance in it that was suspected to be methamphetamine, court documents state.

Four spoons with a similar substance were located, and syringe needles were also found.

A minor child advised police they had access to the room on occasion. The juvenile was removed from the home, and Haynes denied any knowledge of the methamphetamine.

Bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit in County Court Monday. His next hearing is set for Dec. 5.


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