Man hangs himself in cell in Harrison County
Harrison County inmate Jared Anthony Epperson was found hanging in his cell according to a press release issued by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department at 11:52 a.m. today.
According to deputies reports, Epperson was served lunch in his cell alone and when deputies completed lunch distribution about 30 minutes later found Epperson hanging inside his cell by using his bed sheets.
CPR was conducted by correction officers at the scene and he regained a pulse, according to the press release. However, after being taken to Garden Park Medical Center, he was pronounced dead around 12:45 p.m.
Epperson was in jail on a probation violation and had been sentenced to serve five years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.