Authorities Investigating Jasper County Inmate Death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Bay Springs, Miss.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is helping local officials investigate the death of a female inmate in the Jasper County jail.

Sheriff Chris Sargent told The Chronicle that 52-year-old Maggie Agee of Bay Springs was found dead in her cell about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Coroner Randy Graham says an autopsy has been ordered. Graham says Agee was found in her bed in the cell. He says no foul play is suspected

Sargent says Agee had been booked into the county jail on Sunday evening and charged with public drunk and disturbance.

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