East Texas inmate dies
Sheriff J. B. Smith tells Fox51 an inmate died early morning saturday after she was found gasping for air in her cell.
The inmate was identified as 57-year-old Sonya Armstrong.
According to Sheriff Smith, Armstrong was found in her cell gasping for air shortly after 2 AM and was then taken to a local hospital.
Armstrong was pronounced dead at 3:30 AM.
An autopsy has been ordered and the Texas Rangers are investigating the death.
Sheriff Smith also confirmed that Armstrong had a history of heart disease.