Winston-Salem prosecutor says inmate’s death a suicide

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The district attorney in Winston-Salem says the death of an inmate in the Forsyth County jail last year was a suicide.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported ( that 43-year-old Scott Shane Aaron of Walnut Grove killed himself Dec. 29.

Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill said Wednesday he’s reviewed material he received from the State Bureau of Investigation in May.

An autopsy had already ruled Aaron’s death a suicide. That report said Aaron was found partially suspended by a nylon-mesh laundry bag. Medical personnel were unable to revive him.

Aaron had been arrested the day before on outstanding warrants from Forsyth, Davidson and Guilford counties. The charges included insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense, obtaining controlled substances by forgery or fraud, trafficking opium or heroin and a probation violation.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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