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Incident ruled suicide in Monroe County

A man took his own life while law enforcement officers in Monroe County went to serve him a warrant.

Posted: Sep 6, 2018 1:28 PM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man took his own life while law enforcement officers in Monroe County went to serve him a warrant.

This happened Thursday morning in Wren.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell is not releasing the man’s name but says the man was a deacon of a church and the warrant was for sexual battery.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been called to look into the incident.

WTVA normally does not report suicides. However, this one is being reported due to the circumstances surrounding the death.

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