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Man arrested in connection with Texas homicide found dead in Jeff Davis parish jail

Richard Vaughn Craig (Source:Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office). Richard Vaughn Craig (Source:Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office).
JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a man arrested in connection with a Texas homicide was found dead in the parish jail.

Richard Vaughn Craig, 24, hanged himself in his cell in the evening of Saturday, Jan. 2, said Cmdr. Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman. Craig had been placed on suicide watch in an isolation cell. Deputies attempted to revive Craig and EMS responded. Craig was pronounced dead by a coroner.

Craig's next of kin could not be located by deputies until Sunday night, Jan. 3, for notification, Ivey said. An extradition hearing was scheduled Monday morning to determine whether Craig was to be transported back to Houston.

Craig was arrested by detectives on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, south of Elton, on a fugitive warrant for murder. He was wanted by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in connection with the shooting death of Jeremy Davis, 23, earlier that day. Click HERE for more.

Davis was shot multiple times in the head and torso.  

Craig was interviewed by Harris County deputies, who traveled to Jennings late Wednesday night and requested his extradition.

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