MONROE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an inmate at the Walton County Jail.
GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jesse Maddox says 39-year-old Robert Jason Helton of Winder was pronounced dead at Clearview Regional Hospital in Monroe on Dec. 28.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Helton was being held at the facility for Barrow County. He was accused of committing a probation violation.
Sheriff's Deputy Lora Stamey says Helton began to breathe irregularly, and he was transported to the hospital.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)