Coroner releases cause of inmate death

The Tippecanoe County coroner said an inmate who passed away in the jail died of coronary complications.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 12:55 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2018 1:09 PM

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.

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