North Carolina jail inmate dies after hanging

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DOBSON, N.C. (AP) - Jailers say an inmate in North Carolina has died several days after he hanged himself in his cell.

The Surry County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that jailers found 30-year-old Michael Adrian Martin in his cell Sept. 28.

The sheriff's office said Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem said Wednesday that Martin had died from his injuries.

Sheriff Jimmy Combs and District Attorney C. Ricky Bowman say they are awaiting a report by the State Bureau of Investigation.

There was no immediate word on why Martin was in the jail in Dobson.

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