Inmate at Jefferson County Jail passes away

(Hillsboro) An inmate at the Jefferson County Jail has passed away. 47-year old Royce D. Sykes of DeSoto died Monday morning. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says Sykes had a history of complaints about chest pains during his time at the jail, and was taken to the hospital several times.

Marshak says Sykes was suffering from chest pains again, but at times was not sharing that with corrections officers of his health issues.

Sykes was being held in the Jefferson County Jail since early March for a probation violation stemming from felony drug charges.

Sheriff Marshak stated, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sykes family”.