Officials: Harford detention center inmate, 56, dies after hanging himself in his cell
By Aegis staff report
May 01, 2019 at 8:10 PM
A 56-year-old inmate at the Harford County Detention Center died Wednesday after hanging himself in his cell, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Corrections deputies found the inmate, Tommy Wayne Pardew Sr., from Havre de Grace, unresponsive in his cell around 1 p.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, with his clothing wrapped around his neck.
Deputies immediately called for detention center medical staff and available deputies to respond and assist with life-saving efforts. Medical staff initiated CPR and applied an AED with no success, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded and continued life-saving efforts without success. Pardew was pronounced deceased at 1:51 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said.
Detectives with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division are investigating. Investigators with the Forensic Services Unit also responded to document the scene and collect evidence.
Marlyn William Barnes, from Gwynn Oak, had been brought to the detention center on charges of first- and second-degree assault and violation of a protective order. He was found in his cell that afternoon with a sheet around his neck.