RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The Rankin County coroner confirms an inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility has died.
MDOC spokesperson, Grace Simmons Fisher, confirms 20-year-old Darrell Harper was found unresponsive in his cell on Tuesday, December 4.
Rankin County Coroner David Ruth said Harper’s body is now at the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Harper was convicted of two counts of residential burglary in Benton County; sentenced last August to five years behind bars.
Fisher says an investigation is underway.