An inmate at Hopkins County Jail passed away while in custody on Monday. The death is attributed to preexisting health issues.
The inmate has been identified as 53 year old Mark Alan Hicks. He reportedly had an issue with his pacemaker that led to his death.
He had been placed on medical watch in a separated cell. Jailers were reportedly checking on Hicks every 20 minutes.
Hicks was being held on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.