Fort Payne inmate found dead in cell

Updated: Jan. 5, 2017 at 3:19 PM CST
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FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the death of an inmate at the Fort Payne jail.

Fort Payne police say Stephanie Renee Cline, 33 was arrested at about 2 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. A Fort Payne police corrections officer found her unresponsive in in her cell at approximately 7:40 p.m.

Police say medical personnel and fire crews tried to resuscitate her.

Cline was transported to the DeKalb Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at approximately 8:45 p.m.

The cause of death has not been released.

ALEA is in charge of the investigation.

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