Inmate dies at Troup County Jail

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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An inmate has died at the Troup County Jail, according to a press release from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday around 9 p.m. Torreges Bray, 46, started having difficulty breathing and was taken to the medical unit for further evaluation. While the medical staff was tending to the inmate, he became unresponsive at which time CPR and other lifesaving measures began.

TCSO said at that time additional officers were notified along with the Troup County Fire Department and AMR. The inmate was transported to Wellstar West Georgia Emergency Department and was pronounced deceased at approximately 5:44 a.m.

Bray was in jail charged with one count of interfering with call for emergency service (misdemeanor), one count of battery (misdemeanor), one count of obstruction of officer (misdemeanor) and sentenced superior (felony).

TCSO said as standard procedure, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was notified and will conduct an independent investigation.