TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 19, 2016

The widow of an inmate who committed suicide Jan. 30 at the Rutherford County jail has filed a lawsuit accusing the county of negligence, the Daily News Journal reports. According to the suit filed Feb. 11 in Circuit Court, Jonothan E. Maxwell was intoxicated at the time of his arrest and did not go through the “normal intake process,” which includes “being assisted by a nurse.” He committed suicide shortly after his arrest.