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Inmate dies in Sumter Co. Jail

October 23, 2006
PRESS RELEASE from Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office


Americus -- On Saturday, October 21, 2006, at approximately 4:00PM, Sheriff Pete Smith reported that Willie Calloway, an inmate currently being detained at the Sumter Law Enforcement Center, was unresponsive. 

Medical personnel on staff along with EMS were notified and it was determined that the 57-year-old Calloway had expired.  The Sumter Sheriff's Office, Sumter County Coroner, along with The Georgia Bureau Of Investigation were notified and an investigation concerning this incident ensued. 

According to the preliminary findings, it appeared that Calloway expired due to natural causes. 

The inmate was being housed at the Sumter County Law Enforcement Center on an outstanding Probation Violation warrant and was processed in the jail on Friday, October 20, 2006 at approximately 11:00AM. 

A thorough investigation is to be conducted by the Sumter Sheriff's Office, Sumter County Coroner, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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