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Springhill inmate found dead

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Inmate allegedly hung himself with own belt

Maria Gonzalez
Special to the Minden Press-Herald

SPRINGHILL- In a tragic turn of events Monday afternoon, a man being held on simple traffic violations at the Springhill City jail, allegedly hung himself with his belt.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd identified the inmate as Truman Lee Evans, 37, of the Springhill/Shongaloo area.

Lynd said that Evans was “acting out” with the other inmates and was left in the cell alone to calm down, but that he at no time showed signs of suicidal thoughts.

“If an inmate shows signs of suicidal thoughts, we immediately remove everything

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