Morgan Co. Jail inmate dies from possible heart attack

Credit: Morgan County Sheriff's Office on Facebook

He died at Decatur Morgan Hospital.

Posted: Jul 11, 2021 3:34 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2021 12:49 PM

UPDATE: The Morgan County Sheriff's Office identified the inmate as 54-year-old Ronald Paxton Matthews. Preliminary reports indicate he died from a heart attack.

PREVIOUS STORY: A Morgan County Jail inmate died at the hospital. According to the sheriff's office, the inmate became unresponsive after experiencing heartburn and a tingling arm. Officers and nurses began CPR. 

The inmate was then taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital where he died. The identity of the inmate has not been released.

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