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Inmate found hanged in Cherokee cell

     Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. July 11, 2015. A Cherokee County inmate died today at Northside Cherokee Hospital. Jose Castillo-Ramirez, 32 years old of Canton, was transported to Northside Cherokee Hospital after deputies found him hanging from a bed sheet in his cell Saturday July 4th at approximately 1:30pm. Ramirez was resuscitated and taken to Northside Cherokee but later succumbed to his injuries.

​     Ramirez has been in custody since April when he was arrested for Aggravated Assault (FVA), False Imprisonment (FVA), Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespassing (FVA) and Simple Assault (FVA). No other inmates were in his cell at the time of the incident. His bond was set at $30,700.00. Ramirez's body will be taken to the G.B.I. crime lab for an autopsy. As in any in-custody death, the G.B.I. will be investigating the incident.

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