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Officials called to investigate Jackson Co. inmate's death

Tommy Lee Washington. Image source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Tommy Lee Washington. Image source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations has been called to investigate the death of a Jackson County Adult Detention Center inmate, according to District Attorney Tony Lawrence.

Thirty-nine-year-old Tommy Lee Washington died at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula Tuesday morning, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.

Byrd said Washington was doing time for a 2012 charge of grand larceny.

The sheriff also said Washington was taken to the hospital by Acadian Ambulance at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday for medical issues.

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