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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A Madison County inmate was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday afternoon and later died. Authorities identified the inmate as Letorryne James Taylor, 24. Taylor had been taken into custody on Tuesday after being combative with HEMSI emergency crews sent to check on a person.

The sheriff’s office says Taylor was found with methamphetamine when he was searched at the jail.

Letorryne James Taylor

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said Taylor was in his cell alone when he was found unresponsive by officers conducting cell checks. HEMSI emergency crews were called but Taylor had died. 

Investigators said there were no signs of injury or trauma, and it had only been thirty minutes since his last cell check.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Just because he was in our jail does not mean he was not someone’s loved one,” said Sheriff Kevin Turner.