A Hannibal man apparently attempted suicide in the Monroe County Jail Tuesday morning.

Sheriff David Hoffman reports that deputies found 38 year old Kris Allen Luoma unresponsive in his cell.

Paramedics were called and Luoma was taken by helicopter to University Medical Center in Columbia.

Luoma was arrested August 23rd by Monroe City Police for possession of a controlled substance and was being held on $30,000 cash only bond.

Luoma had been in court for a bond reduction hearing earlier Tuesday.
Sheriff Hoffman has requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control investigate the incident.

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