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By Jana Mathia
Gazette reporter 

Inmate found dead in Whitman County Jail


Last updated 12/30/2020 at 1:23pm

COLFAX — A Pullman man being held in the Whitman County Jail on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and three counts of assault committed suicide Saturday afternoon, Dec. 26.

Jose Chagollan-Flores, 35, was found hanging from a bed sheet attached to the upper bunk of his cell at 5:33 p.m., according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.

Correctional officers, deputies and EMTs tried to revive him, performing CPR and attempting other lifesaving measures, officials said. He was transported to Whitman Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be performed by Whitm...

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