(CBS) — A Ukrainian national awaiting trial for stalking and breaking into the home of an ex-girlfriend hanged himself early Friday at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan.
Police identified the inmate as 36-year-old Igor Karlukov, whose last known address was in Palatine. Undersheriff Raymond Rose said Karlukov had been jailed since Feb. 10, when he allegedly broke into the Mundelein home of an ex-girlfriend.
He was charged with home invasion, domestic battery, attempted strangulation, aggravated stalking and violating an order of protection
Karlukov fashioned his noose from a mesh laundry bag and earphone buds. Rose said Karlukov has been on a suicide watch and said guards checked Karlukov three times in 18 minutes before he was spotted hanging from a ventilator.