Inmate Dies from Hanging at Walker County Detention Center

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Updated: 2/17 6:50 pm
(WDEF) A 38-year-old man housed at the Walker County Detention Facility was found hanging in his cell at approximately 7:07 a.m. Monday morning.
     That's according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.
     The inmate was the single occupant of the cell. Evidence suggests he died after he used a bed sheet to hang himself.
     The inmate is identified as Tommy L. Barron Jr., of Trenton, Georgia.
     Barron was being held on a parole violation and burglary charges for the Dade County Sheriff’s Office.
     At the request of Sheriff Wilson, the G.B.I. and Coroner Dewayne Wilson are investigating the death.
     The body will be transported to the G.B.I. crime lab for an autopsy.

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mlhh1976 - 2/19/2014 11:44 AM
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Seriously??!!!! How often does this stuff have to happen before N. Georgia county jails are investigated? Geez.
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