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Inmate death at the Floyd County Jail

January 8, 2022–2:21 p.m.


On January 7, 2022, shortly after 1100 PM, jail staff discovered David Lee Daniel, a 55-year-old male, unresponsive in his cell. Jail staff initiated lifesaving efforts and he was transported to a local hospital.

Ultimately, jail staff and hospital personnel were unsuccessful in their lifesaving efforts and Daniel was pronounced dead.

As standard procedure, the GBI has been contacted to conduct an investigation.

An autopsy will be conducted at the GBI Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is fully cooperating with the GBI’s investigation.