Sheriff: George Co. Jail inmate found dead in cell - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Sheriff: George Co. Jail inmate found dead in cell

William Joel Dixon (Photo source: Lucedale Police Department) William Joel Dixon (Photo source: Lucedale Police Department)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

George County Sheriff Dean Howell tells WLOX News an inmate at the George County Regional Jail was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning.

Authorities identified the man as 29-year-old William Joel Dixon.

Howell said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the District Attorney's Office are investigating the incident, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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