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Investigations underway into death of Metro jail inmate

Published: Oct. 14, 2014 at 6:34 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2014 at 6:35 PM EDT
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William R. Carnes (Source: LMDC)
William R. Carnes (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man being held at Louisville Metro Corrections has died after becoming ill at the jail.

According to a press release, William R. Carnes, 31, died Oct. 13 at University Hospital. He was taken there after experiencing seizure-related symptoms while at the jail.

Carnes arrived at LMDC on Oct. 9 after being brought from Hopkins County to face open charges in Jefferson County.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The Louisville Metro Police Department Public Integrity Unit and by LMDC. A separate review is being done by Correct Care Solutions, the contract healthcare provider for LMDC, to make sure proper procedures were followed.

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