The Duncan Banner

August 6, 2013

Breaking News: Man hangs himself in Stephens County Jail

Mike Smith
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — A Duncan man hanged himself in the Stephens County Jail a short time after he was arrested Monday for being drunk in public.

 Sheriff Wayne McKinney said Clarence Arless Hill II, 42, was alone in a cell used to temporarily hold intoxicated people and hanged himself late Monday afternoon in between frequent checks by detention officers.

 McKinney said Hill hanged himself with a T-shirt from a wall that cordoned off a cell toilet. He was transported to Duncan Regional Hospital shortly after 4:30 p.m. and pronounced dead.

 McKinney said the death was still being investigated but there was no foul play. He called it a very sad occasion.