Codington County Jail Suicide

WATERTOWN, S.D. -An inmate at the Codington County Detention Center is dead in an apparent suicide.

Sheriff Toby Wishard says 28 year-old Raina Autumn Demarrias was found hanging in her cell on Saturday.

She was taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced dead.

Demarrias was being held without bond on a charge of Aggravated Assault on an Officer stemming from the alleged stabbing of a Lake Norden police officer on March 5th.

Demarrias had been in custody since her arrest in Hamlin County.

“Our condolences go out to the family of Ms. Demarrias, and our thoughts are with the corrections staff who responded heroically to this tragic incident.” said Sheriff Wishard.

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death.