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Deputies: Ash man facing murder charge found dead in Brunswick Co. Jail cell

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies say a man who was behind bars at the Brunswick County Jail was found unresponsive in his jail cell early this morning after an apparent suicide.

According to a news release from a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, deputies discovered Thomas Jason Holland, 28, of Ash, dead in his cell around 1:15 a.m. Arrest warrants show that Holland, who was facing several felony charges, including first-degree murder and numerous counts of breaking and entering and larceny, has been in jail since December of 2013.

Deputies say Sheriff John Ingram and District Attorney Jon David have asked the State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation into Holland’s death. The release says a separate internal investigation will also be conducted at the detention center.

So far, deputies say there is no indication of foul play or policy and procedures violations.


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