NEW PORT RICHEY
Inmate commits suicide in jail cell
An inmate killed himself early Thursday morning in his cell, said Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Doll said the inmate — a white 31-year-old man — tied a bedsheet to a fire alarm on the ceiling of his cell at the New Port Richey jail and hanged himself about 4:30 a.m. A deputy making a round saw the man, cut him down and a crew of people performed CPR until paramedics arrived, Doll said. The man never regained consciousness. His name has not been released because authorities are still notifying next of kin.