Lamar County Jail

The Lamar County Jail passed all areas of an unnanounced on-site inspection earlier this year.

The Texas Rangers are investigating an inmate death at the Lamar County Jail.

At 11:15 p.m. April 23, a 40-year-old male inmate in the jail took his life by hanging in an isolation cell, Sheriff Scott Cass said. The inmate was not from the area, the sheriff said.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office will not release the inmate’s name out of respect for the family, Cass said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” Cass said.

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6960 or

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Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News and the editor of Paris Life Magazine. He resides in Paris with his wife, Krystle, and their three children, Charlie, Annalise and Willow.

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