BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An inmate at the Jefferson County Jail was found dead in his cell Tuesday night, a day after another one was found dead at the same jail.
Jeremy Dewayne Henderson, 29, of Center Point, was found unresponsive around 8:47 p.m. Monday. He had last been seen alive at 8 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m. at UAB Hospital.
Henderson had been in jail since March 3 after being arrested and charged with third-degree theft and failure to appear. He had been charged with stealing a pressure washer from Home Depot back on Oct. 1 while he was out on bond in a separate robbery case. After being released from jail Oct. 1, Henderson was charged with stealing another pressure washer from Home Depot on Nov. 16.
On Sunday night, 28-year-old Adam Jamal Isom was found dead in his cell. Prior to his death, Isom had been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of killing a woman and injuring her son in a shooting back in 2019.
The causes of both Henderson and Isom’s deaths have not been identified, although officials report that foul play was not suspected in Henderson’s death. In a statement released Tuesday, the JCSO reported that evidence located at each scene suggested that illegal drugs may have played a part in their deaths, but that “cannot be confirmed until toxicology reports are completed.”
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cases.
This story has been corrected to reflect that Isom had been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of capital murder.