Missouri jail inmate dies

HARLESTON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri authorities are investigating the death of a county jail inmate who a coroner said died after an altercation with law enforcers.

Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker tells KFVS-TV that the inmate died Friday night after he allegedly became unruly and unmanageable, was restrained and collapsed. He later died at a Sikeston hospital.

The inmate’s name hasn’t been released.

An autopsy was planned for Saturday.

Parker said the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.

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