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Prisoner in Jeffco jail commits suicide

By Ramsey Scott

An inmate at the Jeffco jail committed suicide Thursday night in his cell.

Harley Jefferson Smith, 32, was found hanging by a bed sheet at 6 p.m. by deputies during their rounds, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies administered CPR, but Smith was declared dead at 6:40 p.m. at the jail. Smith had been booked into the jail on traffic charges on Thursday about noon.

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