Inmate found dead in jail cell
An inmate in the Columbia County Detention Center was found dead in his cell Monday evening.
A jailer said he was serving dinner to inmates and noticed Troy Michael Smith, 50, of Grovetown, face-down on a pillow in his cell. Smith didn’t respond to efforts by the jail’s medical team, according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.
Collins said Smith had a seizure disorder and was on medication. He thinks Smith’s death was from a compromised airway due to a seizure.