Inmate Sent to Upton County Jail After Attempting to Commit Suicide

Staff Report
NewsWest 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.