Florida sheriff: Inmate hanged himself at Hardee County jail

Published: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.

WAUCHULA, Fla. — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a central Florida jail.

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Romane Bernard Williams hanged himself Thursday night. Jail staff attempted to revive Williams until emergency crews arrived. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Williams was being held on charges of burglary, petty larceny, sexual assault and kidnapping and false imprisonment.

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