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100 Municipal Lane
Hoover, Alabama 35216
Administration (205) 444-7700

Nicholas C. Derzis, Chief of Police

Contact: Lieutenant Keith Czeskleba
(205) 739-6795

June, 19 2017

Inmate Found Deceased in Hoover City Jail

At 6:56 P.M. last night, Hoover Police detention officers discovered a male inmate unresponsive in his cell. Officers attempted to resuscitate him until the arrival of paramedics from Hoover Fire and Rescue. He was pronounced deceased at 7:07 P.M. The victim, a 40 year old white male, was arrested on June 17th at 8:57 P.M. for Theft of Property 4th degree and was being held on a $1000.00 bond. He was last seen alive by a detention officer at 6:33 P.M. Since this is an in-custody death, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been called in to investigate. Although the investigation is in its early stages, there are no immediate signs of foul play and there are no indications that he took his own life. He was being housed alone in a holding cell. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family. More information will be released when it becomes available.