Lowndes County Jail Inmate Found Dead in His Cell

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - A 39-year-old inmate in the Lowndes County Jail has been found dead of what authorities say appears to be a suicide.

Capt. J.D. Yeager of the sheriff's office said Michael Wayne Dixon of Waynesville, N.C., was discovered hanging in his cell around 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday by an officer who had come to take Dixon to use the telephone.

Yeager said Dixon had been in jail since May 11 for armed robbery.

Yeager said the case remains under investigation and has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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