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May 15, 2017 8:40 am

Andrew Gant
Public Information Office

JAIL INMATE FOUND DEAD IN APPARENT SUICIDE

An inmate at the Volusia County Branch Jail was found dead inside his cell early Monday after an apparent suicide by hanging.

The inmate, 53-year-old Charles L. Welbes (DOB 2/8/1964), was discovered around 12:56 a.m. by a cell mate returning from a work detail. Welbes had a bedsheet tied around his neck.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and the official cause of Welbes’ death will be determined as a result of an autopsy by the medical examiner.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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