A Jerseyville man apparently took his own life while being held in the Alton City Jail on Thursday Afternoon. 30-year-old Ronnie K. Bowmann, of the 17000 block of Delhi Farms Rd. was found hanging in his cell.
According to the Telegraph, Bowman was considered a fugitive and had a drug warrant from St. Louis City. Jail staff called for paramedics from the Alton Fire Department just before 4pm. The man was reported to be alone in his cell at the time of death. Alton Police took the man into custody Tuesday afternooon following a traffic crash, where police learned of his felony warrant.