A Lowndes County inmate died on Thursday morning

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – An inmate at the Lowndes County jail has died. Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says the inmate was found unresponsive just after 7 AM Thursday inside their cell. Coroner Greg Merchant says an autopsy will be done on 39-year-old Brian Jeffery Davis of Vernon, Alabama. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. A cause of death is under investigation. Hawkins says that Davis was being held in the Lowndes County jail on a drug charge and a hold for the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office.

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