Jake Gardner, accused of manslaughter for Scurlock’s death, has died by suicide

Published: Sep. 20, 2020 at 4:49 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2020 at 5:29 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Jake Gardner, accused of manslaughter for the shooting death of James Scurlock this summer, has died by suicide according to Gardner’s attorney, Stu Dornan.

A warrant for Gardner’s arrest was issued after a grand jury indicted him for manslaughter and other charges related to the death of James Scurlock. Gardner did not turn himself in after the warrant was issued.

Gardner was in Oregon. He was supposed to turn himself in today.

Gardner, 38, was also facing charges of attempted first-degree assault, threats and using a weapon while committing a felony.

Dornan and attorney Tom Monaghan spoke at a news conference Sunday evening at the Paxton hotel.

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