Update: Lowndes County Inmate Death Investigation, Inmate Identified


    LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Lowndes County investigators identify the man found unresponsive in his jail cell.

    Coroner Greg Merchant says Jefferson Russell Finch died early Friday morning.

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    Sheriff Mike Arledge says the 26-year-old was found just after 5 PM on Thursday.

    Jail staff immediately started performing CPR and used an AED to attempt to revive Finch.

    An autopsy will be performed.

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death.