- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) - Chickasaw County jail officials say an inmate has been found dead in his cell.

Sheriff Jim Meyers tells WTVA-TV (https://bit.ly/29jD1Kj ) that a 57-year-old man was found dead Tuesday morning. The person is identified as James Lee Brownlee of Woodland.

Meyers says the Mississippi Highway Patrol picked up Brownlee for DUI on Monday and brought him to the jail.

How Brownlee died is still under investigation. Chickasaw County Coroner Michael Fowler says there won’t be any determination of the cause of death until the autopsy returns. Results are expected as soon as Thursday or Friday.


Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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