Inmate found dead in Reno County jail

He was held for sex crime charges

HUTCHINSON, Kan - Reno County sheriff Randy Henderson said an inmate was found dead in his cell at the county jail Friday morning.

58-year-old Gary Robbins of Hutchinson had been in the jail since September 19th.  He was charged this week with sexual exploitation of a child and possession of media of a child under 18. 

A preliminary investigation indicated that Robbing side of self-inflicted injuries.   Henderson said no one was in the cell with Robbins at the time of his death. 

Robbins was facing life in prison because of prior sex crime convictions.  He was found in his cell around 5:40 a.m. and efforts to revive him failed.  He was pronounced dead at 6:20 a.m. 


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