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Inmate dies of apparent suicide at Oneida County jail, investigation underway

The Oneida county Sheriff's Department and the state are investigating an apparent suicide of an inmate at the Oneida County Correctional Facility.

Posted: Jan. 9, 2019 11:43 AM
Updated: Jan. 9, 2019 6:30 PM

ORISKANY, N.Y. -- The Oneida County Sheriff's Department and the state are investigating an apparent suicide of an inmate at the Oneida County Correctional Facility.

Scott Hence, of Rome, was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday.

Corrections officers began lifesaving measures when they found him.

He was taken to Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse and was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is being performed Wednesday.

He was being held for arraignment for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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