During Wednesday's media briefing in the Law Enforcement Center in Sioux Falls, Michele Boyd of the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says an inmate died by suicide at the jail on Wednesday.

"This morning around 12:16 AM Inmate Phillip Sean Bland of Sioux Falls was found hanging in his cell during a routine check at the jail. Officers at the jail were able to get Mr. Bland down and started CPR. He was then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:08 AM."

Chief Deputy Boyd says Bland has been in custody since December Fourth, 2014. He was facing a variety of charges, including possession of marijuana, aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm. Bland's jury trial was set for latter this month.

Boyd says she doesn't believe Bland was ever put on suicide watch previous to Wednesday's incident.