A Rhea County inmate has died while in custody. Amanda Davis, 30, was arrested on Saturday, June 17.
Her first court appearance was Tuesday, June 20. The following day at around 4:45am, deputies found her dead in her cell during a routine check.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the medical examiner were called to the jail.
District Attorney General Mike Taylor has requested TBI Special Agents to investigate the case.
A toxicology report is pending, which should help determine the cause of death.
A vehicle was traveling west on Hamill Road and had stopped at the railroad crossing. The gates were extended with flashing lights and sounding bell.
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
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