A Greene County Sheriff's Department internal investigation into the jailhouse hanging of an inmate on Nov. 23 has concluded that no foul play was involved.
The inmate, Dallas D. Gose, 34, of Jasonville, died three days later on Nov. 26 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
In a prepared statement released Tuesday afternoon GCSD Chief Deputy Major Michael L. Hasler stated that Gose was discovered hanging by his neck with a bed sheet at about 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 23.
"Once Gose was discovered, inmates in the same area and jail officers were able to remove Gose and provide medical assistance," Major Hasler wrote.
The inmate was transported to Greene County General Hospital in Linton and was later transferred to the hospital in Bloomington.
Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer told the Greene County Daily World that Gose died from injuries associated with asphyxiation.
"Prior to the incident, Gose had not exhibited any signs that he was going to harm himself," Hasler stated in the news release. "Two security cameras captured the incident and confirmed there was no foul play and no other individuals involved."
Gose was being held on one count of sexual misconduct with a minor ---- a class B felony, and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor ---- a class C felony.
The charges were filed Oct. 22.
Gose, who was being held on a $20,000 surety bond, was scheduled for a jury trial on March 5, 2013.
Gose was arrested Oct. 31 after he was accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in Linton's A.M. Risher Pool, while adults and children witnessed it, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Greene County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Julie Criger.
On June 9, Gose allegedly became upset with pool lifeguards and officials who advised him that his behavior with the young girl was in violation of the pool's policy against public display of affection. Linton police were called.
The girl told investigators that she and Gose left the pool on June 9 and went behind the nearby bowling alley and did engage in a sex act, Criger wrote in the probable cause affidavit.
Gose, who had an extensive criminal history, was also facing misdemeanor battery and public intoxication charges in Monroe County, and had been slated to attend his next court hearing yesterday.