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Inmate commits suicide at Tom Bowles Detention Center

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that an inmate at the Tom Bowles Detention center committed suicide by hanging himself while in a cell on Thursday night.

Sheriff Schmerber reported that the inmate who was waiting to be transferred to New Braunfels had been detained at the International Bridge on an arrest warrant for sexual assault of a minor.

Schmerber added that the tragic Incident occurred at approximately 9:30 pm. Jail personnel found the man unconscious and EMS transported him to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers Emergency Room where he died. The incident is being investigated by the Texas Rangers Office.

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