Adams Co. inmate found dead in cell

Adams County officials are investigating the death of an inmate found hanging by a sheet in his jail cell Thursday.

Fellow inmates at the city jail found 40-year-old Charles Ray Brown hanging from the cell's wire mesh covering just below the ceiling.

Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins says Brown was being held in a larger cellblock with nine other inmates.

Mullins says one of the inmates woke up and saw Brown hanging by the sheet.

Brown was declared dead at the scene. Adams County Coroner James Lee says an autopsy will be conducted.