HILLSBORO, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A 47-year-old inmate died at the Jefferson County Jail Monday.
Authorities said Royce Sykes of De Soto died from an apparent cardiac arrest.
He had a history of complaints about chest pains while he was in jail. Authorities said he was taken to a hospital numerous times and examined before going back to jail.
Sykes had been in jail since March 2 for violating probation connected to drug charges.