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Suspect Arrested in Child Predator Sting Dies After Suicide Attempt

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - NewsWest 9 has learned a suspect arrested in a child predator sting has died after an apparent suicide attempt.

Derek Lee Johnson of Seminole was arrested on Friday.

Officials confirmed to NewsWest 9 that he was found unconscious in a holding cell that night at the Midland County Jail.

We're told it appears he attempted to hang himself.

Johnson was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Texas Rangers are investigating.

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