Covering Elmore County: Cause of inmate's death announced
January 24, 2009 at 2:47 AM CST - Updated July 11 at 12:41 AM
WSFA 12 News has new information on an inmate who suddenly died at the Elmore County Jail this week.
The sheriff says 23-year-old James Eric Valier was arrested for public intoxication earlier this week and died in his cell. Sheriff Bill Franklin tells WSFA 12 News preliminary tests indicate Valier died of a drug overdose. Franklin says more definitive tests are being done to determine which drugs were involved. Those results won't be available for a few more weeks.