LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County coroner said an inmate who passed away in the jail died of coronary complications.
The cause of death for Edrie Scott Hunt was Atherosclerosis or a build-up in artery walls.
Hunt died in his jail cell on June 22nd as paramedics were performing CPR. He had been in jail since March 14th after an all-day standoff.
Deputies arrived at Hunt's home to serve two felony arrest warrants. Investigators said Hunt pulled a handgun, threatened deputies and threatened to kill himself. He was then taken into custody.