Newberry, (WLTX)--An inmate at the Newberry County Detention Center was found dead in his cell yesterday afternoon as a result of an apparent suicide.
Authorities say, Alvin Wayne Ramsey Jr, 25, of Newberry, SC was found by a correctional during a routine check of the cells. Detention center personnel and medical staff attempted to preform CPR without success. Ramsey was in a cell alone.
Ramsey came into the Newberry County Detention Center charged by the Newberry City Police Department with Petit Larceny on December 5, 2013. When a routine records check was obtained, officers learned that Ramsey was also wanted in Colleton County for a bench warrant for Driving under Suspension.
Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said that the cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging.
As a matter of policy, the State Law Enforcement Division was called to the scene and will handle the investigation into the incident.