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UPDATE: Identity of inmate dead from apparent suicide in Muscogee Co. Jail released

Judge denies motion to dismiss Muscogee County Jail wrongful death lawsuit
Judge denies motion to dismiss Muscogee County Jail wrongful death lawsuit((Source: WTVM))
Updated: Oct. 21, 2020 at 9:29 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - An inmate involved in an apparent overnight suicide at the Muscogee County Jail has been identified.

45-year-old Stanley Oates has been pronounced dead. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says Oates' death appears to be a suicide.

Oates was booked into the Muscogee County Jail on September 8, 2019 on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, and sawed-off rifle.

The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation take over the investigation, as is protocol.

Oates' body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

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