Inmate dies at the Deschutes County Jail

A 33-year-old Bend man in custody for robbery and other charges has died in the Deschutes County Jail.

Chad Braden Bomar was found unconscious in his cell around 10 a.m. Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt, according to Sgt. William Bailey.

Bailey said Bomar’s cellmate has been interviewed as part of the investigation.

Bend Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene and deputies immediately began life saving measures, including CPR.  Emergency medical personnel arrived approximately two minutes later and took over care, but determined Bomar was dead.

Court documents show Bomar was arrested earlier this month for allegedly stealing a hover scooter from Walmart. He was scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment Wednesday.

The Major Incident Team has been activated and is investigating the death, led by the Oregon State Police, Bailey said.

The Oregon State Police, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office and Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office are aiding in the investigation.



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