BY JENNIFER CABRERA
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Demorco Dontrell Strickland, 21, a jail inmate, was charged with property damage after breaking the glass in his cell door because he “just wanted to die.”
An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy who investigated the incident wrote that he watched surveillance video from Strickland’s cell and saw Strickland charging at the door and slamming his head against the glass, causing cracks in the glass.
Post Miranda, Strickland reportedly said that “he just wanted to die, he did not intend on being charged, he just wanted to die.”
Strickland has been charged with misdemeanor property damage. He was arrested on I-75 on September 29 after being pulled over for having window tint that was too dark. The Florida Highway Patrol Trooper reported finding 221 grams of marijuana in his car and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has no criminal history and is being held on $6,000 bail on the original charges; the new charge added $5,000 to his bail.
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