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Floyd County Sheriff's Office: Jail inmate dies at FMC after brief stay

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An inmate died at Floyd Medical Center Monday after being treated at the hospital for three days, according to Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Carrie Edge.

Tommy Lamar Winston, 45, of 3930 Morton Bend Road, was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. by Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor.

A member of the jail’s medical staff saw Winston Friday evening and said he needed to be sent to the hospital.

Edge said Winston was taken immediately to FMC, where he was admitted to the Cardiac Care Unit.

He was being treated for congestive heart failure but died three days later.

Proctor confirmed Winston’s death was from natural causes, saying it was attributed to “classic congestive heart failure.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the agency will not be performing an autopsy because it is not necessary.

The GBI authorized Proctor to release Winston’s body to his family.

Winston had been in jail since March 16 after he was arrested at the Rome Probation Office on a probation violation for possession of cocaine.