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Crime: Deputies: Man who stole U-Haul in Walton County commits suicide in jail

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  Deputies: Man who stole U-Haul in Walton County commits suicide in jail © Provided by WEAR – Mobile-Pensacola

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. -- A Tennessee man who deputies recently arrested in Walton County following a 50-mile pursuit in a stolen U-Haul has died in jail.

WEAR News reported on Dec. 9 about the arrest of 40-year-old Joshua Cornelius, 40, of Lebanon, Tennessee. He was charged with grand theft, burglary, fleeing and eluding, and grand theft auto after allegedly stealing the U-Haul from a Santa Rosa Beach business.

Cornelius was arrested days earlier in Okaloosa County on drug charges.

At the time he was apprehended in Walton County, he was wearing an ankle monitor from a bondman out of Tennessee, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

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  Deputies: Man who stole U-Haul in Walton County commits suicide in jail © Provided by WEAR – Mobile-Pensacola

The Holmes County Sheriff's Office says Cornelius died in jail last Thursday.

"An on-duty correctional deputy at the Holmes County Jail was conducting a routine security check when he observed an inmate alone in a confinement cell who had tied a piece of bedding around his neck and secured the other end to the cell door," deputies say in a release.

EMS attempted life-saving measures on Cornelius, but he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing and awaiting autopsy results, according to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office.

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