Bibb County inmate dies in his cell

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Bibb County Sheriff Office is investigating the death of an inmate in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

Deputies found 25-year-old Dakota Lee Smithers unresponsive in his cell. Conditions in the cell indicate that the inmate hung himself. Deputies gave life-saving measures until the inmate was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be performed due to it being an inmate death. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs investigators are still looking into what exactly happened.

Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says Smithers was from Savannah and homeless. If you can help find the next of kin, call Jones at (478) 256-6716.

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