410-Pound Inmate Dies in Hernando County Jail

By: AP
By: AP

Brooksville, Florida (AP) --

A Hernando County Jail inmate died after jail staffers found him unresponsive in the medical section of the facility.

Officials say 58-year-old Danny Lee Tucker died Wednesday, October 14. Tucker was the second inmate to die in custody since the Sheriff's
Office took over operations at the jail from Corrections
Corporation of America in late August.

According to the sheriff's office, Tucker was booked into jail
Sept. 21 on a violation of a domestic violence injunction and then
placed in the medical section because of "extreme obesity" -- he
weighed 410 pounds -- and other physical ailments associated with
his condition.

After his death, he was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office
in Leesburg for an autopsy.

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