Brown County officials investigate inmate death

September 25, 2009

GREEN BAY - The death of a jail inmate in Brown County is being called suspicious and authorities are investigating.

Officials say Thursday that 21-year-old James L. Brown, of Green Bay, died Monday. Natural disease has been ruled out. Toxicology results could take up to two weeks.

Brown County authorities say Brown was "displaying seizure-like activity" and was taken to St. Vincent Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Sheriff's Department says an officer was called to Brown's pd after another inmate said there was a medical emergency.

Brown was in jail for possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. He was awaiting sentencing after revocation of probation.


Associated Press