An inmate who attempted to hang himself in his cell Saturday at the Davison County Jail in Mitchell died of his injuries late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Davison County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate was identified as 39-year-old Donald D. Kindt, of Mitchell. Kindt was in jail awaiting trial after a July 8 arrest for allegedly being involved in manufacturing methamphetamine at an apartment in Mitchell.

According to a news release issued Wednesday by the sheriff’s office, on-duty corrections officers at the jail began life saving measures after they found Kindt hanging in his cell. Kindt was then taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell and was later transported to an intensive care unit at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting an investigation into Kindt’s death and an autopsy will be performed, the news release says.

Kindt was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, and possession of a controlled substance, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Kindt was arrested after law enforcement responded to a call at his apartment at 814 N. Winsor St. for allegedly stealing electricity. Kindt was living with Susan Normile, 20, and their 1-year-old child. Kindt’s landlord called police to report an extension cord connected to outdoor electrical outlets from his apartment. The electricity to the apartment had been shut off and Kindt had been warned before about using an extension cord, according to authorities.

When law enforcement responded to the call, they found evidence Kindt and Normile were manufacturing meth in the apartment, and several items with apparent meth residue were later found in the apartment, according to court documents.

Residue amounts of meth, substances used to manufacture meth and several items of drug paraphernalia were also allegedly found during the investigation.

Normile pleaded guilty in August to possessing a controlled substance. She agreed to cooperate with law enforcement in prosecuting Kindt and Lindath Stone, 38, who was also staying at the apartment.

Normile is pregnant and is attending a drug rehabilitation program for new and expecting mothers. Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled her sentencing for October to allow her to finish the program. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Stone has pleaded not guilty to two counts ingesting a controlled substance and two counts of manufacturing, distributing or possessing a controlled substance.

The ingestion charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The manufacture, distribution or possession charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A jury trial is scheduled for October.