DeSoto Co. inmate found dead in custody

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An inmate was found dead in the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department Adult Detention Facility on Thursday night.

The prisoner was found unresponsive in the medical holding area of the jail, according to Chief Inspector Roger Hutchins. He was being housed in the medical area due to a preexisting medical condition.

The inmate was transported to Baptist DeSoto Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

His identity has not yet been released.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation.

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