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A Dade County inmate who was being housed at the Walker County Detention Center was found hanging in his cell early last week.

Tommy L. Barron, Jr., 38, was found early Monday morning, Feb. 17 by officers when they made routine cell checks.

Barron was being held for parole violation and burglary charges by Dade County.

He was being held in Walker County due to inmate management issues according to the Dade County Sheriff’s Department.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson called the GBI to investigate. Barron was being housed in a cell by himself.

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