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Deputies: 28-year-old Chesterfield inmate attempted to kill himself

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A 28-year-old Chesterfield County Jail inmate is in critical condition after deputies say he attempted to kill himself.

Deputies found Joseph Lecato III in his jail cell Saturday afternoon with a sheet tied around his neck. 

"Deputies immediately cut Lecato down and administered first aid," Chesterfield officials said in a press release.

Jail medical staff responded and treated Lecato until Chesterfield Fire and EMS arrived on the scene to transport him to the hospital.

Lecato is being held on a secured bond for burglary, petty larceny, and vandalism charges.

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