OCSO Investigating After Inmate Commits Apparent Suicide In Cell


Friday, September 27th 2019, 4:48 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office said an investigation is underway after an inmate committed apparent suicide in his cell. 

According to the report, staff found 33-year-old Ryan Melton hanged in his cell and unresponsive around 10:43 a.m. Friday, September 27. Melton was pronounced dead around 11:30 a.m.  

According to the sheriff's office, Melton was in his cell alone.

The sheriff's office said Melton was booked into the jail on June 6, 2019 on a warrant for second degree burglary. 

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