JEFFERSON COUNTY - An inmate in the Jefferson County Detention Facility was found dead in his cell Thursday.

Harley Jefferson Smith,32, was found at 6:05 p.m. hanging in his cell by a detentions deputy during a routine walk-thru.

Sheriff's deputies immediately began administering CPR. Medical staff in the jail responded to provide additional help.

Smith was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m.

He was being held on traffic charges and was booked into the jail on Wednesday at 12:20 p.m.

His death is being investigated by the sheriff's office and an autopsy will be conducted by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

This is the fourth in-custody death in the Jefferson County Detention Facility in 2015. One death was medical in nature and the others were due to suicide.

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