Inmate dies in St. Louis County Jail

Authorities say an inmate at the St. Louis County Jail has died while in custody.

60-year-old John Gregory Maio was brought to the St. Louis County Jail on Tuesday, March 7 after a jury convicted him of First-Degree Sexual Conduct, Third-Degree Sexual Conduct, and Threats of Violence. He had been free on bail since 2019, and the criminal charges were issued in December 2018.

During a routine check, authorities say a corrections officer found Maio unresponsive in an attempt to take his own life. Staff immediately began CPR before he was taken to Essentia Health. The Minnesota Department of Corrections was notified immediately.

Reports say after Maio was booked at the Jail he denied any feelings of self-harm.