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County inmate suicide

CONROE – A Montgomery County Jail inmate was pronounced dead at a local hospital Friday evening, where he was transported by ambulance after hanging himself in the jail’s infirmary.

Douglas James Snyder, a 32-year-old homeless man, was discovered around 5 p.m. by members of jail’s medical personnel who then removed him from the rope he created from a blanket.

They worked to save him until medics arrived and transported him by ambulance to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Snyder was in the jail infirmary because of an existing medical condition.

Snyder’s body was sent to the Southeast Texas Forensic Center for autopsy.

Conroe Police arrested Snyder on Sunday, charging him with a state jail felony-theft. Snyder also had an outstanding warrant in Galveston County for bond forfeiture.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Texas Rangers are investigating Snyder’s death, as is standard practice when someone dies in custody

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