GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old man is recovering after a suicide attempt at the Alachua County Jail following his arrest on aggravated child abuse charges.
Authorities say 22-year-old Austin Dionne tried to hang himself with a bedsheet in his jail cell on Saturday night.
The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1heyGE6 ) reports jail staffers cut Dionne down and administered first aid. An ambulance took him to a hospital and his condition was not available Sunday night.
Dionne was arrested Friday. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office says Dionne's 3-week-old son was found to have bleeding on the brain, abdominal bleeding and other injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
Dionne's bail was set at $1 million.
Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com