Female inmate dies at DeKalb County Jail

11:43 AM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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DECATUR, Ga. -- An inmate was found hanged in a restroom at the DeKalb County Jail over the weekend.

Sylvania Ann Brown was pronounced dead at DeKalb Medical Center Saturday at 11:38 a.m.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Lt. Kyle Jones said Brown was found hanging by a pair of socks from a sprinkler head in the ceiling of a women's bathroom on the jail's medical floor at around 10:40 a.m.

Detention officers were able to get Brown down and perform CPR before she was taken to the hospital, Jones said.

Brown had been arrested at around 4:40 a.m. Saturday for misdemeanor battery and obstruction. She was taken to the medical floor after telling jail staff she was pregnant and also in pain from the assault.

The DeKalb County Medical Examiner is investigating Brown's death.

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