Dougherty Co. jail inmate dies in apparent suicide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A Dougherty County jail inmate has died after
he apparently hanged himself in his cell.

County Coroner Emma Quimbley said 56-year-old Lester Lee Goodman
died Thursday evening after he was found hanging in his cell.

Sheriff's Lt. Lance Montgerard said deputies found Goodman
unresponsive at about 6:40 p.m.

Goodman was in jail for property-related crimes, but authorities
said he had an extensive criminal history.

Quimbley ruled the death a suicide.

An autopsy will be done at the state crime lab in Atlanta.

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