Tennessee inmate dies in cell

Published 9:54 am Tuesday, March 17, 2020

NASHVILLE (AP) — A 32-year-old Tennessee inmate has been found dead in his cell in Nashville.

Drew Stennett was found unresponsive at the Hill Detention Center shortly after 11:45 a.m. Friday. The Tennessean reports jail staff immediately began CPR upon discovering him.

Stennett was taken to Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, where he was pronounced dead Friday afternoon.

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He was booked into the jail Thursday on a probation violation charge and was screened by health professionals. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that investigators don’t suspect foul play or that Stennett’s death was related to the coronavirus.

Autopsy and toxicology reports are pending.