Man facing child sex charges found dead in Edgecombe County jail

Thomas Arleon Kinsley in a photo from Edgecombe County authorities.

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — A Tarboro man facing sex crimes involving children was found dead in his Edgecombe County jail cell on Saturday, officials said.

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The SBI announced Tuesday that Thomas Arleon Kinsley, 61, of Tarboro, died from an apparent suicide.

Kinsley was initially arrested on a count of indecent liberties with a minor and placed in jail on a $1 million secured bond.

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Later, he was also charged with five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and on June 14 had his bond was raised by additional $5 million.

“After an interview with a psychiatrist, Kinsley was placed in a single cell due to the nature of his charges,” the SBI said in a news release.

The SBI said that Kinsley had been on suicide watch for several days.

“A jailer making rounds discovered Kinsley with a sheet around his neck,” the SBI said.

Emergency crews found no signs of life when they arrived at the detention center.

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