A man found hanging in his cell in the Bradley County Jail on Sunday became the third inmate this year to die in custody there.

Ralph Nelms, 41, of Cleveland, was arraigned Thursday in a string of burglaries, including a body shop on Dawn Drive and several campers at a Spring Place Road business, the Bradley County Sheriff's Office said. He also had an appearance set in Criminal Court this month on other charges, according to sheriff's office spokesman James E. Bradford Jr.

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