Inmate found dead in Baxter County Jail

MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) - Authorities say a Baxter County Jail inmate has been found dead in his cell.

Sheriff John Montgomery says 36-year-old Thomas Lee Self of Gassville was found unresponsive and lying on his mat about 9:15 a.m. Friday and was later pronounced dead. Montgomery says the body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office to determine both the cause and manner of death.

The sheriff says Self was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Thursday on misdemeanor charges and had been seen earlier Friday morning in the cell.

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