Police say inmate, 30, in MWC jail hangs herself

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - Midwest City police say a 30-year-old
inmate has used a blanket to hang herself in her jail cell.
Police Chief Brandon Clabes says Andrea Ilena Sampson of Del
City was found hanging in her cell at the Midwest City jail about
10:27 a.m. Saturday. Clabes says video from a surveillance camera
taken about 17 minutes earlier showed Sampson moving in her cell.
She had spoken briefly with guards about 9:30 a.m.
He says Sampson's body was taken to the state Medical Examiner's
office.
Clabes says Sampson was arrested early Saturday after a security
guard for an apartment complex told police she had asked for a ride
to a gas station, then lit some money on fire and threw it on the
guard, igniting his clothes.
Sampson fled but later was caught. Police placed her in her own
cell at the jail.


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