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Sheriff: Inmate hung self in Smith County Jail

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Texas Rangers are investigating a suicide at the Smith County Jail.

Sheriff J.B. Smith says the inmate, Duantes Harrison, 24, of Tyler, was found dead in his cell Wednesday afternoon. It appears he hung himself with a blanket.

Harrison was soon to be transferred to a state prison after he was recently sentenced to 25 years for aggravated robbery.

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