In­mate com­mits sui­cide

The Covington News - - Front page - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

A 51-year-old New­ton County in­mate re­port­edly killed him­self Wed­nes­day evening.

Cur­tis Lee War­ren had orig­i­nally been charged with forgery in May and was sen­tenced to the work-re­lease pro­gram on Sept. 14. How­ever, when War­ren re­ported that they did not have his pa­per­work from the courts yet, he was asked to come back, ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff’s Lt. Keith Crum. Nei­ther work re­lease nor his pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer heard from War­ren un­til Wed­nes­day, at which time there was a war­rant for his ar­rest for pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion. He was trans­ported to the New­ton County Jail around 7 p.m. that night.

War­ren was be­ing

booked into the jail and was in a search room alone when he re­port­edly killed him­self. A guard dis­cov­ered him around 8:30 p.m. Emer­gen- cy med­i­cal care was given and War­ren was trans­ported to New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter where he was pro­nounced dead.

Be­cause the death oc­curred in the jail, GBI has been called in to in­ves­ti­gate as a neu­tral party. Ac­cord­ing to Crum, agents with the GBI have al­ready done on­scene in­ter­views with de­ten- tion staff and deputies who were there at the time.

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