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January 21, 2018 10:38 am

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations

VOLUSIA COUNTY BRANCH JAIL INMATE DEAD IN APPARENT SUICIDE

Volusia County sheriff's detectives responded to the Volusia County Branch Jail early Sunday after an inmate was discovered hanging in his jail cell.

A corrections officer reported finding Robert L. Jones, 32 (DOB 7/6/1985), hanged by a bed sheet during a routine check around 11:55 p.m. Officers performed CPR on Jones until EVAC arrived and transported him to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he was pronounced deceased around 1:05 a.m.

There were no suspicious circumstances or indications of foul play at the scene. Jones' death appeared to be the result of suicide.

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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