TAFT, Calif. - A Taft man was found dead inside his jail cell, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
The KCSO said Stephen Merry was found dead at around 10:10 a.m. on Sunday.
The KCSO also said an examination will be scheduled.
Bakersfield Police to add 15 new employees
Bakersfield City Council voted to approve a plan that will add more than a dozen new positions to the Bakersfield Police Department.
City leaders discuss BPD and memorial bricks
Bakersfield City leaders will weigh in on a plan to save those fading bricks in front of Rabobank Arena during Wednesday night's council meeting.
Officials searching for sexual assault suspect
A 50-year-old Oildale woman was sexually assaulted after an unknown assailant forced entry to her home in the 200 block of Decatur Avenue.
15 arrested during family violence operation
Fifteen people were arrested during family violence sting.