Inmate Suicide

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a suicide at the Bay County Jail.

Corrections officers discovered the body of 35-year-old James Sly of Panama City Tuesday morning.

Sly was found hanging by a bed sheet in the shower on the 5th floor of the jail.

A U.S. Marshall’s spokesman says Sly was awaiting sentencing after entering a guilty plea to federal cocaine possession charges.

He was also being held on local charges.

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