Inmate Found Dead Soon After Arrest

Thursday, May 10, 2018


An inmate is found dead in his cell only hours after being arrested. Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum says William Crane was arrested around 11:00 Monday night on misdemeanor charges. He was found around 5:20 Tuesday morning when Fort Payne police corrections personnel was handing out breakfast. 


The city’s fire and rescue services responded to the jail and attempted to revive Crane. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is now investigating the incident.


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