Inmate Found Hanging Inside Cell at Hobbs City Jail

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - The Lea County Sheriff's Department is investigating after an inmate was found hanging in his cell.

The inmate has been identified at 42-year-old Dennis M. O'Donnell of Seminole, Texas.

O'Donnell was arrested early Sunday morning during a traffic stop as he had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation out of Harris County, Texas.

O'Donnell was transported to the Lea Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.