Inmate dies at East Mississippi prison

By The Associated Press

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of an inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Lost Gap.

Sheriff Billy Sollie says 34-year-old Bobby Wilkerson apparently hanged himself Monday with material taken from a bed sheet. Sollie says the material was attached to a sprinkler head in Wilkerson’s cell.

Sollie says Wilkerson was serving a 12-year sentence on three counts of burglary from Lafayette County.