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  • Writer's pictureLucky Knott

TBI Investigating Franklin County Man’s Death while in Custody at Grundy County Jail

The TBI continues to investigate the death of a man that was in custody last Wednesday (May 29) at the Grundy County Jail in Altamont, Tennessee.

According to officials with the TBI, 53-year-old Ronnie Glenn Ledbetter of Decherd, TN was found to be unresponsive when he arrived at the jail on Wednesday morning after being taken into custody.

Ledbetter was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It’s unclear why he was taken into custody, but records show Ledbetter is a registered sex offender out of Franklin County with a long criminal history dating back to 2003.

The TBI says an autopsy is pending.

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