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Jefferson County Jail Inmate Dies

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Photo of Sonya Cecilia Mitchell (Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Photo of Sonya Cecilia Mitchell (Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a female inmate at the Jefferson County Jail died this past weekend.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office investigators tell WJBF News Channel 6, the incident happened Saturday night. At approximately 8:15 p.m., 33-year-old Sonya Cecilia Mitchell, who is from Atlanta, began complaining to jail staff that she was not feeling well. The staff called for an ambulance while talking with her and trying to make her feel more comfortable.

Upon the arrival of EMS personnel, Mitchell was in cardiac arrest. She was transported to Jefferson Hospital where attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded and are investigating the incident.

An autopsy was performed on Monday, August 12th and the cause and manner of death are pending further test results.

Mitchell was being held on a Superior Court Probation Warrant and had been in the Jefferson County Jail since August 7th.

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