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An inmate at The Mecklenburg County Jail died by way of suicide inside the jail on April 19, 2022. 47-year-old William Rhinesmith died in his jail cell located at 801 East Fourth Street Charlotte, NC. 

William Rhinesmith

William Rhinesmith

William was found hanging in his cell around 5 p.m. Officials say CPR was performed by jail medical staff and EMS. William was then transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased at approximately 5:58 p.m.

William had been locked up at the jail since Friday, April 15, 2022. There were no signs of foul play and all preliminary reports indicates suicide, according to officials. The State Bureau of Investigation will conduct a thorough investigation as the medical examiner determines the official cause of death.

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