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Inmate Found Dead From Apparent Hanging

Authorities say an inmate appears to have hanged himself at a Tampa Bay area jail.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that 33-year-old Jarrod Butterworth was discovered dead Friday morning. Another inmate found him in the laundry room hanging from a bed sheet.

Officials say deputies responded and immediately began CPR. Butterworth was taken to a Brandon hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Records show Butterworth had been in jail since his October arrest in Plant City. He was charged with robbery, vehicle theft and armed kidnapping.

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