Staff ReportNewsWest 9
A suicide attempt at the Martin County Jail forced authorities to move an inmate to Upton County.
24-year-old John Wilkinson of Big Spring is accused of robbing the Stanton drug store at gun point back in August, the gun turned out to be a calking gun.
Jailers say Wilkinson tried to suffocate himself with a plastic bag but was unsuccessful.
After medical treatment, authorities shipped Wilkinson to Upton County, where they have him in a suicide watch cell.
He will stay in Upton County until he goes back to court.