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Inmate dies in custody at St. Tammany Parish jail, authorities say

Marcus Morris, a 52-year-old inmate jailed in a narcotics case, died in custody Sunday (Jan....
Marcus Morris, a 52-year-old inmate jailed in a narcotics case, died in custody Sunday (Jan. 23) after collapsing at the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center in Covington, authorities said.(St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 23, 2022 at 9:34 PM CST
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COVINGTON, La. (WVUE) - A 52-year-old inmate of the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center died Sunday (Jan. 23) from “an unknown medical condition,” authorities said.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, which operates the jail, deputies found Marcus Morris in some type of medical distress inside a dorm at the facility. The STPSO said deputies and jail medical staff rendered first aid, and Morris was taken by ambulance for treatment at a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death remains under investigation, and is pending autopsy results from the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s office.

Jail records show Morris was a Department of Corrections narcotics inmate who was booked into the Covington facility on Jan. 14.

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