Ellijay, GA – On Friday, April 27, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an in-custody death.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., Charles Michael Patrick, age 72, was found hanging in an isolation cell of the Gilmer County Detention Center. Patrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Patrick was arrested Thursday, April 26, 2018 for the murder of Drusilla Patrick (see below).
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur.