A 38-year-old Somervell County man who had been arrested almost five months ago and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was found dead last Thursday in a Hood County Jail cell.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds confirmed to the Glen Rose Reporter Thursday evening that Curtis Allen Resecker had died while in custody from an apparently hanging.

A news release from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office states that after Resecker was found, “paramedics were called to the scene, but Resecker remained unresponsive.”

Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Johnny Rose said the death is being investigated by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers.

Rose noted that the body was taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth for an autopsy.

Because of a longtime agreement, Hood County houses most of Somervell County’s male inmates, and Somervell County takes most of Hood County’s female prisoners.

Resecker had been arrested by Somervell County Sheriff’s deputies following a domestic disturbance on Christmas night on County Road 302 north of Glen Rose, according to an article in the Glen Rose Reporter at that time.

Resecker was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of deadly conduct, one count of retaliation and one count of violation of a protective order. His bonds totaled $805,000.