Police investigate death of Kentucky jail inmate

December 17, 2018

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the death of a McCracken County jail inmate.

A statement from police says jail staff called troopers on Friday to report an inmate had attempted to hang himself. Jail staff told police they found 35-year-old Ronald G. Ledbetter in his cell and gave him first aid until first responders arrived. The statement says Ledbetter was taken to a local hospital where he died early Sunday.

Authorities say an autopsy is planned Monday in Madisonville.

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