- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - Police in southwest Ohio say a 35-year-old robbery suspect was found dead in a jail cell four days after his arrest.

Middletown police Maj. Mark Hoffman says the inmate was wearing jail-issued clothing and was found alone in his cell at the city jail Monday afternoon. No immediate determination was made about his cause of death, and an autopsy was planned.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News (https://bit.ly/1J9nI6g ) reports the local man was suspected in robberies of a grocery store and a bank in the same shopping center last week.

Hoffman says the man was arrested Thursday at a relative’s home and admitted to the crimes. He was subsequently accused of trying to escape jail by removing a ceiling tile and light fixture, and that had brought additional charges against him.

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Information from: Journal-News , https://www.journal-news.com

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