Sheriff: Inmate found dead in cell in Tennessee
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee man who was being held in a detention center on violation of probation and failure to report charges has been found dead in a cell.
Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said in a statement Wednesday that 44-year-old Ralph Vincent Hamilton was found unresponsive in his cell. Authorities say no foul play was suspected.
The Johnson City Press reports that Washington County/Johnson City medics responded to the scene and that Hamilton was taken to a hospital.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will handle the probe.
Further details have not been released.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com