Greenwood inmate discovered during early morning hourly patrol

A Greenwood man who had been in jail for three weeks hung himself in his cell early Friday morning.

Correctional officers were doing an hourly patrol when they found Charles Thomas Blessing, 30, hanging from the bed in his cell about 3:15 a.m. Jailers attempted CPR, but he was already dead. Emergency workers said it appeared he had been found within 30 minutes of death, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

Investigators found he had used cloth from his bedding to hang himself, Cox said. An autopsy was conducted Friday. Johnson County Coroner Craig Lutz was not available Friday.

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