A 64-year-old Walker County inmate died Saturday morning, Sept. 4, at the Walker County jail, Sheriff Steve Wilson said.

According to the sheriff:

Stephen Andrew Johnson of Rossville had been arrested the previous morning on a TPO (temporary protective order) violation and was taken to jail and booked.

About 5:19 a.m. the next day jail officers were alerted that Johnson was having difficulty breathing. The officers administered first aid and CPR, but Johnson died a short time later.

His body was taken to the crime lab for an autopsy.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death.

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