Chatham County inmate death under investigation

Published: May. 24, 2016 at 1:40 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2016 at 2:34 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Chatham County inmate's death is currently being investigated.

Officials say inmate Jimmy Lee Alexander, 60, passed away at Memorial University Medical Center Tuesday morning.

On Monday, Alexander was suffering from an elevated blood pressure that could not be treated at the jail and he was transported to Memorial for treatment. He went into cardiac arrest at 4:55 a.m. and passed away shortly after, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

Alexander was serving time for contempt of court and failure to appear.

The GBI and Internal Affairs Unit are handling the investigation.

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