GEORGETOWN — An inmate was found hanging in his cell on Thursday, July 23, in the evening at the Brown County Adult Detention Center, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release.
The press release states that Brown County jail staff called the Brown County Communications Center at 8:19 p.m. to notify them that they found a male inmate hanging in his cell.
Georgetown Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the inmate to Mt. Orab Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the press release.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has opened an investigation on the death.
The inmate’s identity is being withheld until his next of kin has been notified.
We will update this story with more details as they’re released.