An inmate had life-threatening injuries after jumping from the second-floor tier in a housing unit at the Anderson County jail in an apparent suicide attempt on Thursday morning, authorities said.
Brian Jeffery Seeber, 42, of Oliver Springs, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville by an Anderson County EMS ambulance, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said. Seeber’s injuries were life-threatening, Lucas said. His current condition was not immediately available.
Seeber was arrested in June on seven counts of rape and four counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.
The apparent suicide attempt by Seeber was reported at about 6 a.m. Thursday at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton, Lucas said.
“Per standard protocol, since this may result in an in-custody death, this incident will be investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” Lucas said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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