Domestic violence suspect commits suicide in Shasta County Jail

Nov 6, 2014 4:16 PM by News Staff

The hanging death of a Redding man at the Shasta County Jail Wednesday has been ruled a suicide by investigators.

Scott Mershon, 45, was found hanging in his cell at 3:18 p.m. Mershon had last been seen alive when correctional officers conducted a cell check at 2:27 p.m.

Earlier in the day Mershon had been arraigned on domestic violence charges.

Mershon had lived in Redding for the last eight years and had one prior conviction, felony sexual abuse of a child out of Yuba City in 1997. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crime.


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