Inmate killed just hours after being booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail
AMITE - An inmate was killed in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail after being in custody for less than 12 hours.
According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, jail staff responded to a disturbance between offenders late Monday night. Staff found an inmate in need of immediate medical attention and called for emergency crews. The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office identified the inmate as 40-year-old Tommy Joe Smith.
Prison staff was unable to revive Smith.
The Criminal Investigation Division of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department are on scene and an investigation is under way.
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