Newberry County : Inmate Dies of an Apparent Suicide

6:21 PM, Dec 7, 2013   |    comments
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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.
























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