Apparent Inmate Suicide Attempt At Monroe County Jail

Monroe County Sheriff David Hoffman is reporting an investigation is underway after what appears to be a suicide attempt in the jail this morning. [Tuesday]

Hoffman says at approximately 11:42 deputies were notified that 38 year old Kris Luoma of Hannibal had an medical emergency in his cell.

Luoma was in custody for possession of a controlled substance with a $30 thousand bond.

He was transported by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia where he is currently being treated.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control has been requested to complete the investigation.