A 28-year-old man accused of stalking his former roommate and repeatedly harassing her hanged himself Thursday night in a holding cell at the Annapolis Police Department.
David P. Demsko of Shaw Street, Annapolis, was found hanging from a noose fashioned from his shirt about 15 minutes after he was placed in the basement jail cell, police said.
The cell hanging was the first in the Annapolis police force's history, said department spokesman Dermott Hickey.
The police are investigating the hanging to determine whether any procedures should be changed, Mr. Hickey said.
Mr. Demsko was waiting to be arraigned on charges of telephone misuse, trespassing and battery after he had been caught on the balcony of an apartment in the 900 block of Primrose Road, police said.