- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri jail inmate has died after apparently hanging himself at the jail.

The Southeast Missourian (https://bit.ly/1WlIh3d ) reports that 31-year-old Gary Ray Corder Jr. died Tuesday. Scott County Coroner Scott Amick says Corder hanged himself at the county jail in Benton.

Corder was accused of taking a woman hostage at a motel in Miner, Missouri, on Aug. 3. He faced several charges - kidnapping, inflicting injury or terrorizing, armed criminal action and others. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for later this month.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, https://www.semissourian.com



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