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Lynchburg Police Investigate Jail Death

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Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police are investigating after a man died at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center.

According to Jail Administrator Timothy Trent, the inmate was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday about 12:30 a.m.  The inmate has been identified as James Robert Wilson, 34.

Jail officials are calling his death an apparent suicide.  The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy.

Wilson was convicted of robbery in January in Bedford County.  He received a 20-year prison sentence with 10 years suspended.  Trent says Wilson was waiting to be transferred to the Virginia Department of Corrections.
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