TBI investigating Sullivan County inmate death

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an inmate at an area jail.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office requested the investigation after its officers found an inmate hanging in his cell at the Sullivan County jail.

The sheriff’s office identified the inmate as Joey Edward Cunningham and employees performed CPR on Cunningham until emergency personnel arrived.

Cunningham was jailed on drug charges.

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