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Fort Wayne Man Dies in Allen County Jail

Steve Wagner

A Fort Wayne resident who was serving a sentence at the Allen County Jail was found hanging by a bed sheet in his cell last Sunday around 8:30 p.m. 48-year-old Robert Stanley Tyrrell died from asphyxia due to hanging, and the coroner’s report has ruled the death as a suicide.

Tyrrell pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court to a Class D felony drug charge possession back in 2010. He was given a two-year suspension program, but violated that suspension and was serving out his sentence with the general population in the Allen County Jail

The last man to commit suicide in the Allen County Jail system was Craig Mitchell Schowe, a 46-year-old Auburn, Indiana resident. Schowe was discovered in his cell on Saturday, Sept. 29th of 2012, where he was then transported to the hospital in critical condition. He remained in critical over the weekend, and was pronounced dead on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Wagner Reese represents Mr. Schowe and his family, and we are able to offer representation to those suffering from the wrongful death of a loved one in the jail or prison system, as well as those who have suffered abuse and civil rights violations within the system. Give us a call if you are in need of our services, or if you would like to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us at (888) 204-8440.

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