Information from WYSH Radio
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of an inmate at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton.
Here is what TBI spokesperson Leslie Earhart said: “At the request of Seventh District Attorney General Dave Clark, TBI special agents are investigating the apparent hanging death of an inmate at the Anderson County jail. On Wednesday, January 9, 24-year-old Michael Allen Matlock was found unresponsive in his cell. The investigation remains active and ongoing.”
In an e-mailed response to follow-up questions, Earhart said that “preliminary information indicates the incident does not involve foul play.”
Matlock was from Briceville and, according to jail records, was brought in to the jail on January 4. Those records do not indicate why he was taken into custody.
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