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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Death of Inmate Tawnya Smith


Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate death that occurred Monday morning.

Tawnya Smith, 31, was booked into the detention center on Monday at 12:15am on two counts of child abuse and neglect, simple possession, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Jail Deputies discovered Smith unresponsive in her cell at 11:10am during routine hourly security checks.

Tawnya Smith

Jail medical staff and Emergency Medical Services performed CPR and applied an AED but were unable to resuscitate Smith.

Preliminary investigation indicates no visible signs of injury or trauma.

Autopsy is pending. Investigation is ongoing.

Next of kin have been notified.




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