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An inmate at the Jackson County Jail died in custody Tuesday morning

Jackson County Office of the Sheriff
Posted at 3:35 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 15:35:04-04

JACKSON, Mich. — A 41-year-old inmate in the Jackson County Jail died Tuesday morning in an isolation cell.

It happened just after 7:30 a.m. at the Wesley Street facility.

Stephion Demeco from Michigan Center was found by deputies in an isolation cell breathing shallowly.

Deputies immediately called 9-1-1 and began CPR on the inmate, according to Jackson County Sheriff Gary Schuette.

Jackson City Rescue and Jackson Community Ambulance responded to the jail but were unable to revive Demeco.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Demeco died from natural causes.

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