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Former escapee commits suicide

Stephens County_The inmate who escaped from the Cotton County Jail in November committed suicide. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says 33-year-old Terry Lynn Manuel, Junior, hanged himself in his cell at the Stephens County Jail Tuesday night.

  As first reported by 7NEWS, Manuel walked away from the Cotton County Jail while doing trusty work.  That led to a manhunt for several days before Manuel surrendered to Cotton County officials.  There was concern he might escape again, so Cotton County transferred him to a maximum security facility at the Comanche County Jail.  Tuesday, Cotton County needed Comanche to house another person--who was a suicide threat-so Manuel was transferred to Stephens County.

  Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney watched as Manuel entered the jail around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon. "When he arrived here, he was in very good spirits, I happened to watch it on video, and he hadn't eaten yet, so our detention officers asked him if he liked to have something to eat, so they fed him up in the front, there with them.  Approximately 8 o'clock he was taken up to his cell."

  Sheriff McKinney says there was not a suicide watch on Manuel and he was put in a single cell in a general cell-block.  Fifteen minutes later, after a shift change, a jailer found Manuel hanging by his bed linens.  The jailer cut Manuel down but could not revive him. "It's quite unfortunate that these things do happen, and my heart goes out to the family.  It's not that uncommon of an occurrence in our jail systems," said Sheriff McKinney.

  The O-S-B-I's investigation is ongoing and they will issue a final report in the next few days.

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