LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) - Authorities began investigating following an incident at the Lincoln County Jail on Saturday.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) confirms that preliminary information indicated that 50-year-old William Hawk assaulted an officer while trying to escape.
Hawk reportedly refused to comply and began to struggle with officers before becoming unresponsive. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
Hawk was previously taken into custody in July after being on the TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list.