Inmate dies after being found unresponsive at Kent County jail

Kent County
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An inmate died at a jail in Grand Rapids Wednesday.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. at the Kent County Correctional Facility, located on Ball Avenue off of Fuller Avenue.

Scott Gildner, 40, was found unresponsive during a cell check, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. The officers who found the inmate tried to save him, but authorities say the inmate was pronounced dead at 4:17 a.m.

The death is being investigated.

The sheriff’s office said on Friday that an autopsy had found “no physical signs of injury” and that toxicology test results were still pending.

Authorities say Gildner had been in jail since June 17 for auto theft out of Wyoming and that he was also accused of assaulting a prison employee.

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