A 27-year-old man facing aggravated assault charges appeared to have committed suicide in his Travis County Jail cell Friday afternoon.
Officials say Jhane Frye was found hanging in his cell around 2:20 p.m. after an inmate reported the incident.
A corrections officer notified medical staff and started life saving measures. Austin-Travis County EMS was also called to the scene.
Frye was pronounced deceased around 3 p.m.
Officials say Frye had been in their custody since his arrest on Jan. 22 when he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor warrant.
Travis County Medical Office will make the final determination on the cause of death.
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