Daily Journal masthead

Police investigate death of inmate found hanging in his cell at Newport News City Jail


NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia — Police are investigating the death of an inmate found hanging in his cell at the Newport News City Jail.

The Newport News Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Sheldon Jones died at a hospital after deputies found him at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Jones was alone in the cell.

The sheriff's office says in a news release that the Jones was arrested on firearms charges on Tuesday.

The Newport News Police Department's homicide squad is investigating Jones' death and the sheriff's office is conducting an internal investigation.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.