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Man charged in Muscle Shoals break-ins hangs self

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Charles Matthew Hamm (Source: Muscle Shoals Police Dept.) Charles Matthew Hamm (Source: Muscle Shoals Police Dept.)
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) -

Police in Muscle Shoals said a man hanged himself inside the city jail.

Officers said Charles Matthew Hamm died Wednesday afternoon. Police arrested the 28-year-old man earlier this month for theft of property.

Investigators believe he was connected to a string of recent car break-ins in the area. They said he was also a person of interest in other cases in nearby cities.

"Any time there is a loss of life, it's a tragedy," said Muscle Shoals Police Chief Robert Evans. "While we want individuals that commit crimes brought to justice, no one wants to see any harm come to them. It's devastating to everyone involved."

Police said Hamm showed no signs of suicidal tendencies when he was booked or in the days thereafter.

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