Floyd County Jail inmate dies; GBI to investigate 30-year-old’s cause of death (standard procedure).

Floyd County Jail inmate dies; GBI to investigate 30-year-old’s cause of death (standard procedure).

The Floyd County Jail.

 

In context: For the second time this week, Floyd County sheriff’s employee have scrambled to attempt to save the life of an inmate. Earlier this week, a jail medical employee and jailer saved a young woman who attempted to take her life. Early Friday, jailers found a drug suspect had suffered some sort of medical emergency. Rescue attempts were unsuccessful.

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office media release: A 30-year-old inmate who was being held in the Floyd County Jail for felony drug charges has died, and an autopsy will be performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Bradley Clifford Wimpy, who was arrested and incarcerated on June 25 of this year, apparently suffered a medical emergency in his cell, where he was the only occupant, shortly after midnight on June 28.

Lifesaving efforts were attempted by jail staff, paramedics and fire department personnel, and the inmate was transported to Redmond Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead by hospital medical personnel shortly after 1 this morning.

While there was no indication or evidence of wrong doing, the GBI was notified and the Floyd County Coroner’s Office and GBI will determine the cause of the man’s death.

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