Muscogee County Sheriff releases new details on latest inmate deaths
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins held a press conference Thursday afternoon.
The press conference focused on the three inmate related deaths that have happened since she took office.
"Inmate deaths in a correctional facility are a reality that can't always be predicted or prevented … it is unfortunate any time there is a death in our county jail," Tompkins said.
"There was another inmate that had contact with Mr. Wood. I'm certain that the GBI has questioned any potential suspects or tried to determine what happened," Tompkins said.
On April 29, 42-year-old Undra Williams was found dead on his bunk in the jail and Roger Tyler, 41, died in the Muscogee County Jail on January 24.
Not only the GBI investigating the causes of the inmate deaths, the Muscogee County Sheriff's Department is doing an internal investigation as well.