Inmate found unresponsive at Lincoln County jail

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FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an inmate was found unresponsive in his Lincoln County jail cell Saturday.

According to Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder, the inmate was discovered at 4:15 p.m. by a corrections officer.

Efforts to revive the man failed, according to officials.

The TBI was called in to investigate the death, as required by protocol.

Authorities are not releasing any other information at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

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