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SLED investigates Newberry inmate death

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NEWBERRY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating what appears to be a suicide at the Newberry County Detention Center.

Deputies with the Newberry Sheriff's Office said Alvin Wayne Ramsey Jr, 25, was found by a guard during a routine check of the cells. Deputies said Ramsey was in a cell alone.

Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said that the cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging.

Ramsey had been incarcerated since Thursday after the Newberry City Police Department charged him with Petit Larceny. Deputies said that a records check showed that Ramsey was also wanted in Colleton County for a bench warrant for Driving under Suspension.

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