Officials: Salisbury PNC Bank robbery suspect hangs himself in Detention Center

SALISBURY, Md. - Officials say that an inmate who died at the Wicomico County Detention Center on Saturday was a PNC Bank robbery suspect.

According to Wicomico County, the identity of the Detention Center inmate who died on Saturday is 52-year-old Erland Edward Roessler, III. Roessler was reportedly found unresponsive during regular officer rounds. He was transferred to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by ambulance and later pronounced dead by hanging.

Roessler was previously working at the County Roads Department as a part of the Poplar Hill pre-release program and had performed well.

For that reason, upon his release, officials say that Wicomico County hired him on a probationary basis to continue working at the Roads Division. Roessler was arrested last Friday and charged with the robbery of the PNC Bank on West Isabella Street in Salisbury.

His intake into the Detention Facility reportedly followed standard protocol and he was being held over a hearing. Officials say that there was nothing unusual about his intake or his behavior and demeanor.

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