HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — UPDATE: The Madison County Sheriff's Office released the following information on the inmate who was found in unresponsive in his cell.
"On February 25, 2020, Huntsville Police responded to an area in Huntsville in reference to a "see subject" call.Upon their arrival, units made contact with a combative subject who had assaulted HEMSI personnel. The subject was identified as Letorryne James Taylor, age 24. Mr. Taylor was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd (Emergency Personnel) and transported to the Madison County Jail Facility.
"During an initial search of this subject, he was found in possession of a crystal rock-like substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine, at which time Mr. Taylor was then charged with Promoting Prison Contraband. Mr. Taylor was placed into a single cell and was found unresponsive at 4:10p on February 26, 2020 by jail personnel. HEMSI was notified, but the inmate was later pronounced dead. There were no signs of any injuries or trauma to Mr. Taylor, and it had been approximately 30 minutes since his last cell check.
MCSO investigators responded to the jail facility; at which time the scene was turned over to them. As standard protocol on all death investigations, the victim’s body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy to determine the cause of death."
ORIGINAL STORY: The Madison County Sheriff's Office announced an investigation after an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell.
They say the man was found approximately one hour after his last cell check, and there were no signs of injury or trauma. HEMSI was called but the man was ultimately pronounced dead.
An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death. The inmate's name will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified.
Sheriff Kevin Turner said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Just because he was in our jail does not mean he was not someone’s loved one”.