- Associated Press - Monday, May 15, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate apparently hung himself in a central Florida jail.

Local news outlets report that a cellmate found 53-year-old Charles L. Welbes hanging from a bedsheet that was tied around his neck early Monday in the Volusia County Jail.

Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that an autopsy is being performed and an investigation continues.

Welbes was charged with 10 felonies in December 2016 and his next court date was scheduled for Tuesday, with a looming June 12 trial.

No further details were immediately available.

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