Inmate found dead in cell at HC jail Monday

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Cause believed to be natural causes

Hopkins County jail staff found a 53-year-old inmate unresponsive in his cell around noon Monday. The inmate was booked in May 19. He was being held on a $10,000 bond for a charge of possession of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He had reportedly been placed in a segregated cell due to being on medical watch with walk-by cell checks every 20 minutes. He was reportedly…

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