Suspect Hangs Self In Jail

03-21-05 – Accused of several crimes, including burglary, arson, and destruction of county and city property, a suspect in the Carter County Jail hung himself Sunday morning.

Derek Moore asked jail employees for a blanket since he was cold. When they returned the blanket and breakfast, he had hung himself with the elastic from his underwear.

Sheriff’s say Moore had not given any reason to be put on suicide watch. His body is now at the medical examiners office for an autopsy.

Moore was in jail on $300,000 bond and is awaiting a preliminary hearing.