Wakulla County Jail booking photo

Published: Jun 10, 2014 4:31 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 10, 2014 6:15 AM EDT

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate at a Florida Panhandle jail hanged himself in his cell over the weekend.
    
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office reports that 39-year-old Jerry Jackie Kitchens of Seminary, Mississippi, was found dead Saturday evening by a corrections officer making a routine hourly inmate check. Officials say Kitchens was alone in the cell when he hanged himself with a bed sheet.
    
Authorities say Kitchens was arrested in April after he and a woman were stopped by Wakulla County deputies. Authorities say the vehicle was loaded with camping gear, a box of stolen knives, two stolen handguns, prescription pills, narcotics patches and $5,000.
    
The Tallahassee Democrat (http://goo.gl/woC2nC ) reports that Kitchens had been set to go to prison in Mississippi when he fled to Florida.
    
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Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, http://www.tdo.com

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