|Plopper was being held on robbery charges|
Authorities in Lawrence County are investigating the death of a jail inmate.
Sheriff Brad DeLay says a jailer discovered forty one year-old, Thomas D. Plopper, deceased of an apparent suicide about 2 p.m. Friday.
Plopper was being held at the Lawrence County Jail on a charge of second-degreee robbery.
The Sheriff's Office is awaiting an official cause of death and the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is ongoing, DeLay said in a news release.