Carter County jail inmate death under investigation

Debra Faye Yourgulez (Courtesy: Carter County Sheriff's Office)

CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – State agents are investigating the death of an inmate at the Carter County Detention Center.

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The Carter County Sheriff’s Office says jailers found 58-year-old Debra Faye Yourgulez unresponsive in her cell block around 4:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

Officers say she was in jail for Bond Revocation / Order of Protection.

Her body was taken to the William B. Jenkins Forensic Pathology Center for an autopsy.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will investigate the incident.

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