The Pullman man accused of trying to kill his estranged girlfriend has died from an apparent suicide.
Around 5:30 on Saturday night 35-year-old Jose Chagollan Flores was found hanging from the upper bunk of his cell inside the Whitman County Jail in Colfax. Jailers, deputies, and paramedics tried to revive Chagollan Flores. He was taken to Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s office believes that Chagollan Flores used a bedsheet to hang himself after routine rounds by the jailers.
Chagollan Flores was waiting to stand trial for 1st degree attempted murder, 1st degree kidnapping, and 3 counts of 2nd degree assault in Whitman County Superior Court. He was arrested during the early morning hours of August 1st just North of Pullman. Witnesses said the victim ran to their vehicle for help. Chagollan Flores then rammed their car with his SUV. He then pulled his estranged girlfriend from the vehicle and stabbed her several times. The woman suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds.
The sheriff’s office also responded to a suicide in Malden on Saturday afternoon. A man was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His name has not been released.