On Sunday (January 23, 2022), a St. Tammany Parish Jail inmate was transported to a local area hospital, after suffering from an unknown medical condition. The inmate was pronounced deceased after being treated at the local area hospital.
Deputies observed the inmate, identified as 52-year-old Marcus Morris, to be in need of medical attention. Deputies and medical staff responded to the dorm, where Morris was located, and rendered first aid. Acadian ambulance responded and transported Morris to the local area hospital where medical personnel continued to provide medical treatment. Morris was pronounced deceased by the hospital staff.
The death is under investigation and pending the results of an autopsy by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. Further updates will be provided when more information is obtained.