Green Goblin suspect released to state-run hospital a week after suicide attempt

From staff reportsJune 19, 2012 

— Damon Quick, the former Durham firefighter who attempted suicide after being charged with the eight Green Goblin armed robberies, has been released from Duke Hospital and transferred to a state-run medical facility Tuesday.

Quick used a bedsheet to hang himself in his jail cell last Wednesday. He had been in critical condition and eventually in a medically induced coma, but improved enough that doctors allowed him to be released and moved to the state facility, according to a Durham County Sheriff’s news release.

Quick worked for the Durham Fire Department from 2003 until his June 12 arrest. He was being held at the Durham County jail, his bail set at $9 million for 43 charges in connection with the robberies, which occurred between May 8 and June 1.

In each robbery, the suspect wore a hoodie and Green Goblin mask to conceal his identity as he robbed eight different retail locations by threatening employees and customers with a handgun.

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