Jail inmate commits suicide in cell

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014, 2:16 p.m.


Media and Interested Parties


A Clackamas County Jail inmate committed suicide in his cell on Friday, July 4.

The deceased is identified as Brandon Anthony Barker (DOB: 06/09/1986).

Barker was in the jail on charges of Assault IV, Strangulation, Interference with Making a Report, and Menacing.

Barker has been a Clackamas County Jail inmate 16 times (including this incarceration) starting in 2007. His charge history has included thefts, criminal mischief, parole violations, assaults, and DV-related charges including second-degree kidnapping (for which he received a 40-month sentence) and violation of restraining order.

Deputies found Barker with a noose made of a bed sheet around his neck. They attempted to revive him but were not successful.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Detectives and the Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene and investigated the incident. Barker's death has been ruled a suicide.


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Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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