Man found hanging in Bedford jail dies

Posted Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013  Print Reprints

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A 31-year-old man was found shortly after noon Thursday hanging in his cell at the Bedford jail, police said.

The man was given first aid from jailers and paramedics and was taken to the hospital, but he could not be saved, police said in a news release.

Officers were withholding his name until family members could be notified, Police Chief Roger Gibson said.

The man was arrested Thursday morning for warrants in Dallas and Tarrant counties. He also faced drug charges in Bedford because narcotics were found in his car after the arrest.

The chief said Texas Rangers have been asked to help investigate the man's death.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

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