Richard Nichols

An inmate from Bureau County has died after he was found hanging in a jail cell.

Sixty-one-year-old Richard G. Nichols of Ohio died Monday night at a Rockford hospital.  He was found Sunday morning hanging in a cell at the Lee County Jail. 

Nichols was facing charges of domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.  He was also on parole after being released from prison earlier this year for a conviction in Lee County of aggravated fleeing.

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