Inmate Dies In Jail From Heart Attack
GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — The Cherokee County coroner says a 59-year-old inmate who died in the county jail suffered a heart attack.
Coroner Dennis Fowler said Monday that an autopsy determined no foul play in the Friday death of Rickey Gay.
Authorities say a guard delivering Gay’s dinner tray found him dead in his cell. Gay had last been seen alive nearly six hours before.
Gay had been in the jail for a week after his arrest on a charge of pointing a firearm.
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