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Evansdale man found dead in jail cell

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- An Evansdale man being held in the Linn County jail has died after reportedly hanging himself.

Linn County Sheriff Officials say 44 year old Charles Ranson Jr., was found in his cell around 1 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Ranson was accused of robbing a bank in La Porte City in June. He was at the Linn County jail for the U.S. Marshal's Service. An autopsy will be performed.

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