From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — An inmate of the Jefferson County Jail has died as a result of a fight in his cell.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Wednesday at around 8:15 p.m., deputies were alerted to two inmates fighting in a cell. Deputies responded and found one inmate was on top of the other assaulting him. The deputies stopped the assault and removed that inmate from the cell, while the other inmate was left motionless on the floor.
The inmate was transported to the hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.
Officials identified the deceased as 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson. His death is being investigated by ALEA.