Sheriff Says Inmate Hanged Himself in Ohio Jail

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COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio sheriff says an inmate found dead inside a holding cell in a central Ohio jail apparently hanged himself.

Coshocton County Sheriff Timothy Rogers says the body of 28-year-old Nicholas J. Poland, of Lexington, was found in the cell at the county jail during a routine check late Tuesday.

The Coshocton Tribune reports that Rogers says Poland was alone in the cell and apparently used bedding to hang himself. The sheriff says authorities don’t suspect any foul play.

Rogers says Poland left a note that authorities are not releasing at this time.

The sheriff says Poland was serving six months in jail on convictions for theft and misuse of a credit card.

Rogers says his office will investigate to determine whether all jail policies and procedures were followed.