Polk County Jail Inmate Dies During Sleep

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Polk County Sheriff’s officials say a career criminal died in his sleep in a jail cell.

Officials say 54-year-old Greg Mitchell Hughes of Lakeland was unresponsive when deputies tried to wake him up for breakfast on Sunday. Detention deputies attempted CPR and the jail’s medical staff assisted with life-saving measures until emergency crews arrived and pronounced him dead.

The sheriff’s office says Hughes had a medical history and no foul play is suspected. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Hughes was arrested July 17 on charges including burglary, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and trespassing. He had seven prior convictions that included prison time.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Report: Black Bears 'Robust and Growing' in FloridaWildlife officials say an analysis confirms Florida's black bear population is "robust and growing."
Contest: ‘Frequency’ & ‘No Tomorrow’ Advanced ScreeningCW44 will choose 44 viewers to watch am advanved screening of both 'Frequency' and 'No Tomorrow' on Thursday, September 29!

Listen Live