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Inmate suicide under scrutiny

Monday, April 9, 2012

Former Monettan Thomas D. Plopper died in the Lawrence County Jail on Friday as the result of an apparent suicide.

Plopper, 41, was being held on a charge of second degree robbery. According to a statement released by Sheriff Brad DeLay, Plopper was discovered not breathing in his cell around 2 p.m. on Friday by an on-duty jailer in the process of assigning another inmate to a cell.

Medical personnel were called to the scene. Efforts to revive Plopper were unsuccessful.

The cause and circumstances of the death remain under investigation.

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