Suwannee County jail inmate dies of apparent cardiac arrest

Isaac Gregory Jr., 41

Suwannee County Jail
Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11:42 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:56 p.m.

An inmate being held at the Suwannee County Jail died of apparent cardiac arrest early Tuesday while under treatment for a severe asthma attack.

Isaac Gregory Jr., 41, of O'Brien, was being treated by the jail's physician, Dr. Andrew Bass. Sheriff Tony Cameron said the exact cause of death will likely be determined by an autopsy.

"We don't know how long it will take to get those results -- maybe a month, maybe six weeks," Cameron said.

Bass was called to the jail because Gregory was being given an asthma treatment by jail staff and complained that it was not working, according to Cameron.

Although a doctor was in attendance, state law requires that an autopsy be performed anytime a death occurs inside a detention facility.

Gregory had been held at the jail since his October 14 arrest by Live Oak Police. He was awaiting trial on charges of robbery, attempted theft, trespassing and resisting arrest.

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