Inmate dies in Russell County Jail Tuesday morning

(Source: Russell County Jail)
(Source: Russell County Jail)

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL - Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor held a press conference regarding an imate who died at the Russell County Jail Tuesday morning.

The call came in around 8:40 a.m. and CPR was performed.

Sheriff Taylor says 43-year-old Randy Turner died at the Jack Hughston Hospital in Phenix City after an apparent suicide.

Guards brought Turner's cell mate to make a phone call regarding a bond payment, and when they returned to the cell, Turner was found unresponsive.

Turner was in jail for a misdemeanor charge.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the death.

This is the first death at the jail in 7 years.

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