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May 9, 2011 5:23 PM by AP

Winnfield Police: Inmate found dead in city jail

WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old Winnfield man was found hanged in a cell inside the Winnfield City Jail in an apparent suicide.

Winnfield Police said Monday that Andy Jones was pronounced dead Sunday night by Winn Parish Coroner Randolph Williams.

Police say Jones had returned to his cell after watching television, and was later found hanging in the cell.

Jones had been in the jail on charges of theft and aggravated criminal damage of property.

Jones' death is under investigation by the coroner's office and city police.


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