A 57-year-old inmate at the Hamilton County Jail died Friday morning after having difficulty breathing and being transported to a local hospital.
He was identified as David Leonard Bulloch.
The Sheriff's Office said, "At 3:30 a.m. , Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Corrections Division were made aware that an inmate was having difficulty breathing. A preliminary investigation has determined that deputies, along with nursing staff, identified the inmate’s condition as a medical emergency and the inmate was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
"The inmate was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 5:05 a.m."
Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston has requested the Sheriff’s Office conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.
The Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death.
He was in jail for public intoxication and theft of property.