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Sullivan inmate dies during detox

July 29th, 2011 11:54 pm by Kacie Breeding

BLOUNTVILLE — A Sullivan County jail inmate died Thursday, and the body has been sent for an autopsy.

According to a Sullivan County Sheriff's Office news release, Donald Wayne Greer, 48, 909 Marion Ave., Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday after being placed in a cell by himself while "de-toxing" from "various controlled substances."

SCSO spokeswoman Leslie Earhart states in the release that Greer was put in the cell by himself to be monitored. At approximately 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, corrections officers "noticed" Greer "appeared not to be breathing" and alerted medical staff.

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