A Warren County Jail inmate has died after reportedly hanging himself in his cell.
Andrew Michael Hibshman, 33, was found dead in his cell Monday morning.
At the request of District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, the TBI is investigating the case. Preliminary reports indicate Hibshman was found in his cell by jailers during a scheduled morning check on Monday, Jan. 14.
Sheriff Tommy Myers described Hibshman as “a good guy from a good family.”
“When something like this happens, it’s tough on everyone here,” said Myers. “It’s devastating when anyone passes away in our facility, especially when it’s self-inflicted like this. It affects all of us.”
Myers said it is jail procedure to put an inmate on suicide watch if they make threats to kill themselves. When that happens, Myers said the inmate is housed in isolation and is checked every 15 minutes. He said Hibshman made no indication he had plans to harm himself.
“If somebody really wants to do something like that and is really determined, they can do it even if we’re watching them every 15 minutes,” said Myers. “And if they don’t do it here, they’ll do it when they get out. There’s no way to stop it if that’s what they’re determined to do.”
Myers declined to say why Hibshman was serving jail time, citing the ongoing TBI investigation. He did say he had been in jail seven days.
Hibshman has served jail time previously for minor offenses. In October 2016, he was sentenced to serve 30 days and he was given 120 days in June 2017, both for violation of probation.