Marterious Jerrod Swinney, 28, was pronounced dead Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Booneville after collapsing at the jail.
Sheriff Randy Tolar said Swinney was talking on the telephone in the jail when he suddenly collapsed. He was immediately transported by ambulance to the hospital where he died.
Swinney’s body was transported to Jackson Monday for an autopsy. Prentiss County Coroner Greg Sparks said Wednesday preliminary autopsy results show no evidence of any internal or external injury. He said the death appears to be attributable to natural causes. A full autopsy report including toxicology results could take several months to complete, said the coroner.
Swinney was being held in the jail for the First District Drug Court and had been booked into the facility on Friday around 10 a.m.