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Man found unresponsive in jail holding cell, died at hospital
Hall county jail
The Hall County Jail

Hours after entering the Hall County Jail, a Gainesville man was found unresponsive Tuesday, Oct. 15 in a holding cell. He died at the hospital.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Tuan Van Nguyen, 37.

Gainesville Police arrested Nguyen on a criminal trespassing charge and turned him over for booking at the jail around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

“While following observation protocol, jail personnel found Nguyen unresponsive in his holding cell at approximately 7 a.m. Jail medical staff immediately began CPR, and Hall County Fire Services responded to transport Nguyen to the hospital where he died,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.

Nguyen’s body was taken to the DeKalb County medical examiner for an autopsy.

Booth said foul play is not suspected.


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