Officials: Inmate commits suicide in Florida Panhandle jail

Published: Dec. 14, 2016 at 10:41 AM EST
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By: Associated Press

December 14, 2016

MILTON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after a 36-year-old inmate apparently committed suicide at a Florida Panhandle jail.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office says the inmate was unresponsive in his cell when deputies responded to a medical call on Monday afternoon.

Officials haven't released many details about the death other than to say it is being investigated as a suicide.

Sheriff's officials haven't released his name, but say the inmate was booked into jail Dec. 3 on charges of DUI property damage and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

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