Inmate with medical problems died at hospital, chief says

Published: Apr. 27, 2017 at 4:35 AM CDT
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Authorities say an inmate died at a hospital after suffering some sort of medical problem at the Lancaster County Jail in Lincoln.

First responders were called to the jail a little before 2 a.m. Thursday.

Lincoln Police identified the inmate as 54-year-old Terry Flournoy, of Lincoln.

According to authorities, Flournoy was contacted by an officer Wednesday night around 5:30 p.m. and was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor trespassing warrant. He was subsequently transported to jail.

Police said that during the intake process, jail staff expressed concern over Flournoy's high blood pressure. Lincoln Fire and Rescue then transported him to a local hospital.

He was examined by hospital staff and released at 7:36 p.m. An LPD officer eventually transported Flournoy to the jail and completed booking him.

Just before 2 a.m., LPD received a call of an inmate in medical distress, and Flournoy was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing, but authorities said Flournoy's death appears natural.

An autopsy has been ordered by the Lancaster County Attorney and scheduled for Friday.