By MARLO BARNHART
A Hagerstown man was in serious condition after trying to hang himself in a basement holding cell at Hagerstown City Police headquarters early Tuesday, authorities said.
Charles Dennis Durboraw, 41, of the first block of Wakefield Road, was discovered in his cell at 4:40 a.m., according to Chief Dale Jones. He was originally listed in critical condition at Washington County Hospital but improved to serious condition by Tuesday night, hospital spokesman John Costopoulos said.
Hospital officials said Durboraw arrived at 5:16 a.m. Tuesday.
Jones said Durboraw used a blanket in the cell in the attempted hanging.
An investigation will determine the events leading up to the attempted hanging, Jones said. He said he believes jail officials responded as fully as possible.