WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The victim of a weekend hanging at the Wayne County Jail has been identified.
County jailers found Jerry Walters Jr., 46, of Waynesboro, hung in a jail cell.
According to Wayne County Coroner David Pugh, Walters was arrested Friday morning for public intoxication.
By 11:00 a.m. he was placed into a jail cell. According to Pugh, Walters was pronounced dead at 1:42 p.m. Friday.
Pugh said Walters was not under suicide watch as he had only been in custody for a short time.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an official investigation into the incident.