RUSK COUNTY -- A 26-year-old man was found deceased on Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Rusk County, according to a press release from the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.

(Press Release) — On Saturday August 31, 2019, at about 1730 hrs, it was reported to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office that family members were unable to make contact with Thomas L Bentley Jr m/w 03/01/1993.

Based on information provided to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, we responded to Ingram Cemetery near the Village of Ingram, Town of Richland, County of Rusk where deputies found Bentley deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot.

The case was turned over to the Rusk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Per Jeffery S Wallace, Rusk County Sheriff

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