The death is the second one in less than a week involving an inmate at a metro Atlanta jail.
RELATED: Cherokee County inmate dies hours after arrest
On Thursday, Brice Turner, 33, of Woodstock, died shortly after arriving at the Cherokee County jail, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Turner was arrested Wednesday night on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and crossing guard lines with drugs, Cherokee County sheriff’s Sgt. Marianne Kelley said in a statement
Woodstock police, who made the arrest, took him to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center about 11:15 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. He was placed in a holding cell but required medical attention during the booking process, Kelley told.
Roughly two hours later, Turner had to be rushed to Northside Hospital-Cherokee after deputies and medical staff administered lifesaving efforts and “determined his health was declining,” Kelley said.
Turner was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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