Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Local News

April 18, 2012

Female inmate identified

AMERICUS — The name of the female inmate found unresponsive Monday at the Sumter County Jail has been released.

Trebor Randle, assistant special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 3 Americus Office, identified the woman as Stephanie Brown, 44, of Americus. She said Brown had been arrested by Georgia State Patrol Post 10 over the weekend and charged with DUI.

Jail authorities found Brown around 11 a.m. Monday in the female dormitory of the jail. She was taken by ambulance to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and pronounced dead at 11:55 a.m. at the hospital.

Randle said the body has been taken to the state crime lab in Atlanta for autopsy, and the investigation is ongoing. She said the identity of the woman was withheld until notification of next of kin.

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