Arcanum man dies at the Darke County Jail


GREENVILLE – The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of an inmate housed at the Darke County Criminal Justice Center.

The inmate, Roy R. Spurling, 26, Arcanum, was found hanging in his cell during jail checks at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday. Resuscitation attempts by the correctional staff and Greenville Rescue were unsuccessful.

According to jail records, Spurling was in jail since Nov. 1 on charges of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and inducing panic.

This investigation is ongoing.

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