State police investigate after Harlan County inmate's death

Darrell Wayne Johnson
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HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating after the death of an inmate at the Harlan County Detention Center.

Darrell Wayne Johnson, 49, was pronounced dead early Monday at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Investigators do not suspect foul play, but an autopsy has been scheduled.

Around 1:15 a.m. Monday, Kentucky State Police, Post 10 in Harlan, received a call from the Harlan County Detention Center about an unresponsive inmate. Johnson was taken to Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.

The case is under investigation by Det. Josh Brashears.

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