Fairfield County Jail Inmate Commits Suicide

by Emily Baird on December 15, 2009

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office says a jail inmate is dead after committing suicide.

Chester Henson was found in his cell Sunday afternoon.

Jail Supervisor, Phil Johnson, says Henson was recently taken off of suicide watch after being evaluated by a mental health professional.

Henson was arrested back in June on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Johnson says Henson’s death remains under investigation.