Armed Robbery Suspect Found Hanged in Jail Cell

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 7:24 pm
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An armed robbery suspect arrested in the middle of traffic last week was found dead in his jail cell Saturday.

The arrest of 27-year-old DeAngelo Potts was all caught on tape by a dash cam. The police officer held Potts in his car until help arrived.

Potts was then booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

But being locked up and facing a long list of charges proved too much for the convicted felon and registered sex offender.

Potts was found hanging by a sheet from the top bunk of his cell about 3 a.m. Saturday and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Sheriff's office spokesman Mark Myers says Potts was alone in the cell and apparently committed suicide.