Man who alleged abuse at County Jail in January commits suicide
–Jeremiah Mobley, the 39-year-old man who filed a claim against San Luis Obispo County that alleged mistreatment in the County Jail has died in Lodi.
His mother, Terrie Spencer, said that Mobley committed suicide on Sunday. Spencer said she and Mobley were watching TV on Saturday night when she briefly left the room then returned to find Mobley holding a knife and gun on himself. The police were called but Mobley shot himself, ending an eight-hour standoff. Spencer said her son had not “been the same” since the alleged abuse at San Luis Obispo County Jail in January. Spencer said Mobley was concerned about going back to jail. Mobley had no pending criminal charges.
An administrative claim submitted to San Luis Obispo County alleges that Jeremiah Mobley was injured while in custody at the county jail in January. The claim says that Mobley taken into custody on January 22 by San Luis Police Department on a psychiatric hold, was placed in a holding cell at the county jail, restrained by handcuffs, a “wrap restraint” and wearing a helmet. The claim alleges that Mobley was released from the restraints after several hours and moved to another cell where his eyes became irritated and inflamed from rubbing. Mobley was taken to the hospital then returned to jail.
Attorney for Mobley, Paula Canny, said Mobley was held January 22-23 “and a few more days in and out of” psychiatric care. The claim says Mobley was admitted to the psychiatric unit for two days without medical attention for his eyes, which had become infected.
Canny has not yet responded to questions from the Paso Robles Daily News.