Linton death ruled suicide by coroner

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In a News 10 follow-up: The Greene County coroner has ruled the death of James Jarman, 48 of Linton, a suicide.

On Feb. 28 officers responded to a suicidal subject around 6 p.m. at 420 SW J Street in Linton.

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They found Jarman on the back porch with a handgun.

Officers attempted to negotiate with him, but he would not give the handgun up. Officials report there was a conflict and shots were fired.

Jarman was pronounced dead at the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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