Dubuque County, IOWA – DCSO said the 47-year-old inmate was reportedly found unresponsive in his jail cell Friday.
His name is Virgil Polkinghorn Jr. and he was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
According to the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and a nurse reportedly performed CPR and used a portable defibrillator.
The 47-year-old inmate was being held on a $1,000 cash bond for a misdemeanor assault charge.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, officials said.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.