Inmate identified in Arab City Jail death

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 11:07 AM CDT
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ARAB, Ala. (WAFF) - The Arab Police Department has identified the inmate after he died early Wednesday morning.

Police confirm that 37-year-old Znedell Ellis King Jr. of Arab was the inmate who died.

According to police, jail officers found King, who had breathing difficulties, during a routine jail check at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Officers immediately provided medical aid to him and contacted medical personnel. He was then transported to Marshall Medical Center North where he was later pronounced dead.

The cause of death is still under investigation and the investigation will be conducted by ALEA.

King was arrested after several calls from concerned citizens reported a man in the median lane near North Brindlee Mountain Pkwy at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Callers said he appeared to be under the influence and was yelling and crawling in a drainage ditch.

Responding officers made contact with the male as he was attempting to swim in the ditch and determined he was under the influence.

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