Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Man who cut Lewis County child's throat over a video game commits suicide in custody


September 2, 2021


According to Tennessee River Valley News, Sammy Sadler Jr., who had been jailed over an incident where he reportedly slashed a child's thoat over a video game has died in custody.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office says that on this past Friday, August 27, 2021, Sadler was found unresponsive in early morning hours inside a shower.

Sadler was taken to a Nashville area hospital where he succumbed to his self inflicted injuries.

An internal investigation was conducted that concluded no foul play and all policy and procedures were followed.

Perry County Sheriff Nick Weems said that he has as...

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