43-year-old Mark Simon was found dead in his Ashland County Jail cell just after midnight Tuesday morning during a routine security check. Simon, who has being held for a felony kidnapping charge, was found with a bed sheet tied around his neck. University Hospital Samaritan pronounced him deceased upon arrival. Simon had been accused of hiding inside of a woman’s car and grabbing the woman around the neck after she returned to her vehicle. The woman was able to escape Simon and notify police officials which led to his arrest. Simon pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.