According to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder, at approximately 5:15 this morning, while making routine security checks, a Detention Officer at the YCDF discovered an unconscious male inmate in his cell.
The Detention Officer called for assistance and immediately began CPR. Medical personnel responded to the jail and the inmate was transported to a hospital.
CPR was continued at the hospital until the doctor pronounced the inmate’s death.
There is no evidence of foul play at the scene and the manner of death is suspected to be suicide.
Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating the death.
The deceased inmate is identified as Daniel Scheihing of Billings.
Because the investigation is ongoing, no further details are being released at this time.
An autopsy will be performed today and inquest will be scheduled for a later day.