Inmate kills himself in Adams County Jail

Published 12:10am Saturday, June 25, 2011

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man committed suicide Wednesday morning in the Adams County Jail, Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said.

The inmate was booked into the jail on charges of burglary of a commercial building and resisting arrest on May 6.

Mayfield said the inmate was alone in a cell when he hung himself from the top bunk with a towel.

“He got into a verbal altercation with another inmate, and the jailer put them in two separate cells,” Mayfield said.

He said when another inmate noticed the man hanging, he alerted the jailer, but it was too late.

Mayfield said the autopsy was completed with no sign of foul play.

“This is tragic for the family,” Mayfield said.

  • Anonymous

    THIS SO VERY SAD…. This inmate must had been fed up with life…He must felt that he had no hope.
    MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL.

    BUCKLE UP NATCHEZ.

  • james keyes

    Ill break the Ice…WHO WAS IT!!!!

  • Up2Date

    Brandon Diaz

  • Up2Date

    From looking back at the crime reports, it was Brandon Diaz.

  • Up2Date

    Brandon Diaz, 23, 115 Old Meadow Road, on charges of resisting arrest and burglary of a commercial building. No bond set. He was booked on May 6th.

  • Anonymous

    this is very sad. I taught this young man a few years ago. my sympathies go out to the family.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m sure some of us in the education arena may have come in contact with this young man.  He was a troubled individul who was mentally challenged.  However, deep down he also had a caring, sweet side.  His mom is so sweet.  She has my deepest symphathy. If you have never lost a child consider yourself lucky.  It is a loss that is plain unimaginable.  I will be praying for the family.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UL3SQ424FOOMGVPQHSOG4D6F5U Tonya Bostic

    all children have problems one point in their life. we are not suppose to look for the bad but for their good.  if we as peopleof natchez come together and fight for our children . there would be less in the jail houses. and people in natchez put a bad label on our mix children. we all were created by God. he is the only one who can judge us. if our preachers was so interested in saving people why dont they go outside the church into our communities and preach to our youth. our youth are our next generation and we are losing them to guns and drugs. i know what that mother is going through because i just lost my in november . my eart goes out to her and her family. he was a good child.

  • Anonymous

    Are there no camera’s/surveilence equipment in use in the jail? This is horrible, that someone hung themself and there wasn’t anyone there to help them and to save them; there needs to be observation at all times on the prisoners/inmates and the employees; it is protection against deaths, lawsuits, injuries, etc.There is no excuse for not having the equipment.

  • Anonymous

    He was booked on May 6th? Had he been to court yet? That was close to 2 months ago, I know the courts are slow, but he should have already been to court and received the help he needed…..I feel so sorry for his family, he must have felt like no one cared and he was lost; this is so sad.

  • Anonymous

    There is an excuse for not having cameras in the cell block. It is called the ACLU. Cameras in the cell block to monitor these criminals has been deemed a violation of the criminals civil rights. The Sheriff could be sued if he tries to monitor the actions of the criminals. He also can be sued if he does not provide TVs, free access to law library, exercise equipment, etc. The jail is a resort, not a place for punitive action. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/everette.roberts Everette Roberts

    oh well…………….next.

  • Anonymous

    I JUST DON’T BELIEVE THIS STORY ACSO IS COVERING SOMETHING UP, THE ORIGINAL BREAKING NEWS STATED HE AND ANOTHER INMATE GOT INTO A FIGHT NOW THEY’RE SAYING AN ARGUMENT, THE OTHER INMATE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN A CELL BY HIMSELF HELL HE’S A  KILLER , HE WAS THE ONE SHOT AND KILLED THE YOUNG MAN IN THE GRAVE YARD AND ALSO BEAT ANOTHER INMATE LAST WEEK, HE’S A HEARTLESS MONSTER AND SHOULD BE ALONE IN A CELL!

  • vilou09

    Do…… What…?

  • Anonymous

    Who was it?  These are public records.

  • Anonymous

    To ladybuggs how do u knw it was tha murder who did it… U r readin into something it is not. People like yourself need to STFU and stop {ASS}UMING. MY GOSH SO MANY NEWS REPORTERS AND DNT KNW ISH… (LADYBUGGS).

  • vilou09

    You’d better play nice or we’ll vote you off the island….