Inmate found dead at Franklin County jail - WKRN News 2

Inmate found dead at Franklin County jail

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James Byrd James Byrd
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. -

An investigation continues after an inmate was found dead at the Franklin County jail Wednesday morning.

James Byrd was arrested for driving under the influence just after Midnight and was booked into the Franklin County jail around 1:15 a.m.

The 35-year-old man was discovered unresponsive in his jail cell at 5:45 a.m. by corrections personnel who were serving breaking.

Byrd was pronounced dead a short time later.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine an exact cause of death.

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