Family members of an inmate found dead at the Jefferson County jail this week have been notified and his identity has been released.
A sheriff’s office spokesperson Tuesday said the inmate is Howard Fletcher, 70.
Fletcher’s cellmate found him un-responsive Sunday morning. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS. They continued the CPR until EMS arrived and took over. Fletcher was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Fletcher has been in the Jefferson County jail since his arrest in March. He was charged with failure to register as a sex offender.
Autopsy results are pending.