The Illinois State Police has been called in to investigate the death of a man who was being held in the East Alton Jail over the weekend. 19 year old Trevor Tucker of Brighton was found hanging in his cell around midnight on Friday after being arrested for trespassing just a half hour earlier. He died a short time later at Alton Memorial Hospital.
State Police say the initial indication is a possible suicide, but the investigation continues. Police make regular checks of jail cells in East Alton and there is also a video surveillance system in place to monitor those being held and authorities will look at the circumstances of this case to see if proper procedures were followed. Tucker was arrested on the parking lot of Olin Brass about 11:30pm Friday and also ticketed for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.