In the early morning hours of Sunday December 14th, Detention Deputies of the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office discovered an inmate hanging from his bunk in a cell at the Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center at approximately 4:37a.m. Two detention deputies performed CPR until Lewiston Medics arrived at 4:49 a.m.
The inmate left the jail by ambulance en route to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center informed the Sheriff that the inmate Maynard Leigh Ellenwood, a 47 year old resident of Lapwai, died at approximately 9:30 p.m. that same day while a patient of the hospital.
The Idaho State Police are investigating the incident. The coroner has not determined a cause of death at this time and the investigation is still in progress.