Kentucky jail inmate dies, officials investigating

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a jail inmate found unresponsive in his cell has died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. A statement from the Fayette County jail said 39-year-old MacFarland Childers was taken into custody Monday and died later that evening. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says his cause and manner of death were pending toxicology results and further investigation. Authorities say police and the coroner’s office are investigating the death and the jail will conduct a routine internal investigation. Officials said Childers was incarcerated for failing to appear on charges of theft and contempt of court out of McCracken County.