Wapello County Inmate Pronounced Dead in Anamosa Prison After Apparent Suicide

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An inmate from Wapello County died in an Amamosa prison after an apparent suicide, according to officials.

According to multiple reports, the Iowa Department of Corrections says 31-year-old Anthony Steven Spurgeon was pronounced dead at 9:00 AM on Monday, April 18th.

According to court records, Spurgeon was serving a 15-year sentence for willful injury and domestic abuse assault, third or subsequent offense. Two other domestic abuse assault charges from the 2018 case were dismissed.

A press release from the Iowa Department of Corrections says all suspected suicides within its correctional facilities are investigated.

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