Mississippi sheriff: Alabama man found dead in jail cell

Published 5:21 am Monday, December 13, 2021

An Alabama man arrested in Mississippi on a public drunkenness charge was found dead in his jail cell Saturday night.

Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office report that the 63-year-old man was arrested by Pascagoula police Saturday and later found unresponsive in a jail cell.

The sheriff’s office said the man died despite efforts by the jail staff to save him.

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Officials did not release the man’s name but said he was from Mobile and was wanted there on a felony warrant.