Akron inmate dies after altercation with deputies

AKRON, Ohio -- An investigation is underway after an inmate died following an altercation with sheriff's deputies.

The Summit County Medical Examiner says inmate Anthony Jones died Saturday night. The 36-year-old Jones was hospitalized after the Friday morning incident in a secure part of the county jail.

Bill Holland, spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff's Office, tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/2gEiN5W) two deputies sustained minor injuries.

The paper says Jones was arrested Aug. 7 in Akron on eight charges, six of which involved the illegal handling of weapons or firearms.

Jones was accused of firing a gun into two Akron homes.

© 2017 Associated Press


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