ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A Stearns County jail prisoner awaiting sentencing for killing his girlfriend tried to kill himself and is in 24-hour lock-down.
Ole Maxwell, 24, overdosed on an unknown substance Sunday, said Sheriff Jim Kostreba. Maxwell was back at the jail by Monday morning and is expected to recover, Kostreba said. Toxicology tests will help determine the substance Maxwell ingested, he said.
The suicide attempt came 13 days after Maxwell had sex with a female inmate in the jail after getting access to the jail control panel and unlocking the woman's cell. The Stearns County Attorney's Office is deciding whether to charge Maxwell with criminal sexual conduct.
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