Death at Bulloch County Jail ruled as suicide

Published: Oct. 27, 2017 at 6:29 PM EDT
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Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

STATESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded to a death at the Bulloch County Jail today (Oct. 27).

According to GBI, at approximately 12:45 AM 39-year-old Harry Almstead was found hanging in his cell by the Jail staff as they were conducting a scheduled security check. The Jail staff on duty reported having contact with Almstead numerous times throughout the previous evening and night.

EMS was called out for medical treatment but Almstead was pronounced dead on-scene. The medical examiner ruled the incident as a suicide after performing an autopsy.

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