Fulton Co. inmate dies in jail same day as his arrest, GBI investigating

Source: WGCL

An inmate who died less than 24 hours after being placed in custody at the Fulton County Jail is now being investigated by the GBI.

On September 11 Antonio May was arrested for criminal trespassing. Jail staff say a confrontation took place when the 32-year-old became combative and refused to comply with staff. As a result, the inmate was tased and pepper sprayed.

Once staff gained control of May, he was decontaminated of the pepper spray. Not long after jail staff reported the inmate had become unresponsive.

Medical staff performed CPR and Grady EMS were called in, however, May was pronounced dead on the scene.

The GBI will conduct a separate investigation that will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office for review.

Results are still pending from an autopsy which will determine the official cause of death.

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