Posted: Jun 8, 2013 12:13 PM by MTN News
BILLINGS - Sheriff Mike Linder reports that a male inmate at the Yellowstone County Detention Center apparently committed suicide Thursday by hanging himself in a shower facility.
Linder identified the man as Steven Tyler Russo, age 34, of Billings.
Russo was found in the jail's shower facility at approximately 2:25 p.m. on Thursday.
According to Linder, detention officers immediately administered first aid at the scene, and Russo was taken by ambulance to a Billings hospital where he died.
Russo was booked into the County Detention Center on Wednesday on felony charges including burglary, theft, obstruction, and resisting arrest.
As required by law, an inquest will be scheduled to investigate the circumstances surrounding Russo's death.