Lincoln County Inmate Hospitalized, North Platte Police Investigating


The North Platte Police Department is investigating a report that an inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center attempted to hang himself in his cell.

Authorities say they were called to the jail around 8 p.m. Thursday after 43-year-old Christopher Taylor, of North Platte, was found unconscious in his cell.

Taylor was taken to Great Plains Health and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit.

Taylor was jail the previous day, July 30 for sexual assault of a child.