Investigation Launched Into Laclede Jail Death

Local News Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

An investigation is underway by the Missouri State Highway Patrol after an inmate dies at the Laclede County Jail.

Sheriff David Millsap says 22-year-old William J Binns was found dead from an apparent suicide by hanging on Monday.

Binns was the only occupant in the cell and had been recently moved there, following a physical altercation with another inmate.

Millsap says Binns was in custody for an assault on a law enforcement officer and had been there since March.

Local News Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

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