Inmate dies in Ben Hill Co. jail

Published: Sep. 21, 2016 at 3:47 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2016 at 4:07 PM EDT
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FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - Ben Hill County Sheriff Bobby McLemore says that an inmate died in the jail, about 7:00 yesterday evening.

He was identified as Ward Bailey, 55.

He was brought in Friday for DUI, failure to maintain lane, and open container.

He had some kind of medical problem, and the sheriff believes he may have had a heart attack or a seizure.

The GBI is investigating now and the body will be taken to the GBI crime lab in Macon for an autopsy. 

Sheriff McLemore did not want to release his mugshot in respect for the family. 

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