Inmate Dies at Jasper County Detention Center

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – An inmate at the Jasper County Detention Center has died.

The inmate has been identified as Thomas P. Webb, 49, of Joplin.

Medical personnel responded to the medical emergency at the detention center early Monday morning. CPR was performed by the jail staff as well as medical personnel upon arrival, but the inmate was pronounced dead at the detention center.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, but authorities say the preliminary investigation shows cause of death to be natural causes.

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