TBI investigating death of a Lincoln County inmate

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. -The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is looking into the death of an inmate at the Lincoln County Jail.

The Sheriff’s department says corrections officers found a male inmate unresponsive around 4:15 p.m.

The TBI was called to investigate per protocol when efforts to revive the man failed.

The name of the inmate has not been released at this time as next of kin are notified.

Stay with WHNT News 19 for the latest in this developing story.