Inmate dies from heart attack - - Jackson, MS

Inmate dies from heart attack

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A prisoner being held at the Rankin County Jail died Tuesday night of a heart attack. 

Sheriff Ronnie Pennington tells WLBT News that 50-year-old Ronnie Thornton was in jail on a $3 million bond for contempt of court. 

Thornton had violated a protective court order involving a domestic situation. 

According to Sheriff Pennington, the state crime lab conducted an autopsy and determined that Thornton suffered a fatal heart attack. 

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