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.