Portage County jail inmate attempts suicide

Record-Courier Staff Report Published:

An inmate at the Portage County jail attempted suicide at about 3:16 p.m. Saturday, according to Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak.

Jonathan J. Kornet, 24, was transported and admitted to Akron City Hospital for treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening, Doak said.

Kornet was waiting to be transferred to the Lorain Correctional Institution, according to the sheriff. Kornet was arrested on Sept. 25 on a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. He pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification on Dec. 1, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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  • This article is full of ****. I know him personally and not only DID he have life threatening injuries, he was LIFE FLIGHTED to Akron City because Robinson Memorial couldn't handle his wounds. It makes me sad to see that the correctional institutions in this country try so hard to cover their *****. His family was cut off from communication while he was hooked up on machines in the hospital. A **** shame. As for him as a person, he's a good guy that got tangled up with a crazy girl that turned his world inside out by lying about pregnancies to stealing things for HER drug habit.

  • at least they FINALLY prevented a suicide. They broke a state record for jail suicides last year. Something to be proud of!!

  • Maybe tricky Ricky needs another lap dog back der in dat jail? Doak is a Joke! Maybe the inmates, on their smoke breaks can do a round to check on their brethren?

  • YOU KNOW PPL COULD HAVE MENTAL ISSUES? LIED ON IN COURT? SO UNTIL YOU KNOW THE FACT'S DON'T JUDGE PPL. KARMA COULD REALLY BITE YOU IN THE ***. YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE SICK TO KILL YOURSELF. JUDGE ON BECAUSE YOU COULD BE NEXT? EVERY PERSON IN AMERICA IS 1 STEP AWAY FROM PRISON. LOT'S OF INNOCENT PPL THERE? OR FORCED TO PLEAD GUILTY LIKE I SAID PPL WILL LIE ON YOU IN COURT. I GOT PROOF IT HAPPEN'S??????? RIGHT OUT OF THE LIAR'S MOUTH? HOW'S THAT FAQU FOR YOUR SICK COMMENT????? I DON'T EVEN KNOW THIS PERSON YOU CONVICTED HERE? THAT'S HOW EASY IT IS??????????? PUT THAT IN YOUR HEART TODAY. YOU SOUND LIKE A VERY GOOD PERSON? YOU HAVE A NICE ONE.

  • People should just really keep there comments to themselves when they know nothing about this man. He isn't a heroin addict so don't say something unless you know the facts.

  • Just another heroin addict sent to prison instead of being rehabilitated! Isn't it weird that all the deaths in the jail stopped when it was brought to the publics attention? As I read in another post I think that the county sheriff and his crew needs looked into! Not just work records and spending habits but home life's and tax records! I'm sure the IRS would love to know what's really going on! Birds of a feather wear sheriff badges together!