Inmate dies on the way to jail

2:36 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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DECATUR, Ga. -- An inmate died early Thursday morning while being transported to the DeKalb County Jail.

DeKalb Sheriff's Deputies were taking the inmate, whose namewas not released, to jail when they first stopped at the South Fulton Municipal Regional Jail in Union City to pick up other inmates.

Sergeant Adrion Bell of the DeKalb Sheriff's Office said the inmate collapsed outside the South Fulton facility at around 2:20 a.m. while he was going to the restroom. Union City Police and EMT tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful. They transported his to South Fulton Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:35 a.m.

The cause of his death has not been determined.

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