Prisoner dies in Jefferson Davis County jail

Published 10:49 am Thursday, June 29, 2023

A prisoner has died in the Jefferson Davis County jail. Steve Upton, 54, of Prentiss was arrested Tuesday after leaving the scene of an accident in Prentiss and charged with DUI. He was transported to the jail that afternoon by Prentiss Police Officers. He died Wednesday night just before 7 p.m. after he was found unresponsive during food delivery.  

The cause of death was not immediately known, but law enforcement officials do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be performed in Biloxi.

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