Glasford bank robbery suspect found dead inside jail cell

By WEEK Producer

April 21, 2014 Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – One of two suspects in last week’s robbery of the Glasford State Bank was found dead inside his jail cell early Monday morning.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll confirms Kevin Angus, 26, was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m. at the Peoria County Jail.

Angus was found sitting on the floor of his cell with a bed sheet tied around his neck and around the top bunk.

A note was found with his body. The coroner could not release any information on what the note contained.

Ingersoll said according to information she received from the jail, Angus was last checked on 45 minutes before his body was found.

Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy said a guard checked on Angus and then took another prisoner to the medical center. When he returned, Angus was dead.

McCoy said Angus showed no signs of being a suicide risk prior to his death.

An autopsy performed Monday showed Angus died of ligature hanging. Toxicology tests have been ordered and an inquest will be scheduled at a later date.

Kevin Angus was arrested Thursday, just hours after he allegedly robbed the Glasford State Bank with a knife.

Thousands of dollars in cash was recovered inside a shoe box inside the home where Angus was found.

A second man, Josh Wernsman, 24, was also arrested. He remains in the Peoria County Jail.