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Further Information Released on Inmate Death

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is releasing further information on the inmate death that occurred on Friday April 6, 2012 at the Lawrence County Jail.

Thomas D. Plopper, 41 was discovered deceased in his cell by an on duty jailer who was in the process of assigning another inmate to the cell.  It is believed that Plopper's death was the result of an apparent suicide.  The Sheriff's Office is awaiting an official cause of death and the investigation also continues into the circumstances surrounding the death.

Plopper was being held at the Lawrence County Jail on a charge of 2nd Degree Robbery.

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