Local inmate found dead, foul play not suspected

An inmate was found dead early Thursday morning at the Christian County Jail.

Jailer Brad Hewell says jail personnel discovered the man unresponsive and administered CPR, but those life-saving efforts proved to be unsuccessful.

Christian County Coroner Scott Daniel pronounced 36-year old Xavier Bryant of Hopkinsville dead at the jail and his body was transferred to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville for an autopsy.

Hewell and Daniel say there were no signs of trauma.

Kentucky State Police is conducting the death investigation.

Bryant had been booked into the jail Wednesday morning on a public intoxication charge, according to a police report.