Aiken County jail inmate found dead; autopsy planned


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AIKEN, South Carolina — The Aiken County coroner says a 38-year-old inmate has been found dead in his jail cell.

A statement from Coroner Tim Carlton said Jason Allen Woods of Aiken was found alone in his cell at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Carlton says there is no indication of foul play. An autopsy was planned Wednesday in Newberry to determine the cause of death.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has arrested Woods Oct. 31 for several traffic violations.

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