Parhump Nevada: The Southern Nevada Detention Center located in Parhump, Nevada was once again in the spotlight yesterday as news reports surfaced of a “self inflicted” death that was carried out inside the facility’s armory early Wednesday night.
Sources inside the heavily guarded detention center say, it was far from just a suicide by an employee who was stressed out over his job. The guard in question had recently discovered his wife, who is also employed by Core Civic, was having an affair with another guard and it is believed it wasn’t just his
desire to kill himself that compelled him to release CS gas canisters before he killed himself, but suspected it was an attempt to cause an explosion.
The Officer Captain Teagart, [exact spelling unknown] walked into the facility’s armory where weapons and riot gear are stored, triggered several CS grenades, and then shot and killed himself, according to people closest to the situation.
The facility houses defendants from the Bundy Ranch case and recently came under-fire by supporters who staged a month long protest outside prison grounds after a report guards who targeted Ammon and Ryan Bundy went too far during a disciplinary operation over a misplaced tee-shirt.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Department did confirm that the death of the guard was “self inflicted” but said that due to an ongoing investigation they could not comment further.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM CORE-CIVIC RELEASED:
Pahrump, NV – June 14, 2017 – On June 13, an employee at the Nevada Southern Detention Center sadly took his life at the facility. At approximately 6:06 pm local time, facility staff responded to a fire alarm. While no fire was discovered, responding staff found the employee and immediately contacted emergency medical services. Despite the rapid response of our staff and the swift arrival of emergency responders, the employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of our fellow CoreCivic colleague, as well as with the extended family of Nevada Southern Detention Center staff. Resources are being made available to impacted employees at the facility as they cope with the loss of a colleague.
CoreCivic and Nevada Southern Detention Center are cooperating fully with local law enforcement as it investigates this incident.