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East Texas inmate dies

© Photo Source: Smith County Sheriff's Department © Photo Source: Smith County Sheriff's Department
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas inmate passed away Saturday Afternoon.

Around 3:30pm Saturday, officers at the Smith County Jail say they heard the inmate gasping for air. She is identified as Sonya Armstrong. She was transported to East Texas Medical Center and an autopsy has been ordered.

Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith tells KLTV 7 that Armstrong had a history of heart disease and drug abuse. She was in jail due to an outstanding warrant.

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