On Thursday, Feb. 27 at approximately 1:45 a.m., an inmate, Sean Hysell, was found deceased in his jail cell at the Lincoln County Justice Center. At the request of Sheriff Shane Johnson, the incident is being investigated by an independent agency.
“This request of an independent investigation is a routine course of action in unfortunate situations such as these,” Johnson said. “Preliminary information indicates that Hysell’s death was the result of a self-inflicted injury. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Sean Hysell.”