Washington County VA

Second inmate death within a week under investigation by TBI

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the second death in less than a week at the Washington County, Tennessee Detention Center.

Sheriff Ed Graybeal says 35-year-old Charles Frederick Young died Wednesday night after being taken to Johnson City Medical Center by ambulance.  The sheriff says Young was being held on a probation violation charge.

He was on probation for drug charges. Sheriff Graybeal says no foul play is suspected.

22-year-old Stewart Peppers, of Johnson City, died Monday, April 29 after he was also taken to the hospital by ambulance. 

That death is also being investigated by the TBI.

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