VAN ZANDT COUNTY (KYTX)- The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's office are investigating an attempted suicide by an inmate in the County Jail.
The attempt was discovered by Jail staff in the early morning hours during a routine count period. Jail staff noticed the inmate hanging with a bed sheet tied around his neck.
Jail staff immediately summoned help and removed the sheet from around the inmate's neck and began first aid. Once First responders and Ambulance personnel arrived the inmate was transported to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler for further treatment.
The inmate is Larry Maples and is in custody on the following charges of Sex Abuse of Child Continuous: Victim under 14, Capital Murder INSF Bond, Criminal Attempt-Murder INSF Bond.