Inmate found hanged in Frederick jail

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said a jail inmate apparently hanged himself hours after he was denied parole.

Officials say Robert C. Jones of Braddock Heights was found hanging in his cell at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Jones, 46, had attended a hearing where he was denied parole Friday morning. Jones was sentenced for multiple crimes in 2011 including reckless driving, forgery and violation of probation.

The sheriff’s office said an autopsy will be performed.

— Associated Press

Coach will apologize to band members

A Northern Virginia football coach will apologize to members of his high school’s band for kicking them off the field.

The Annandale High School band, the Marching Atoms, was performing during halftime on Nov. 8 when the school’s football coach, Michael Scott, interrupted the program.

The student newspaper reported that the band’s set lasted about three minutes before Scott told his team to take the field and begin warming up. Scott then allegedly approached the band’s director and told him to get the band off the field. The game was the season-ending contest, and the band was performing for the last time on its home field.

In a letter sent to parents Thursday, the school’s principal, Vincent J. Randazzo, apologized and said Scott will also apologize to band members.

— Associated Press