Inmate dies after medical event in the Carter County Jail


An inmate died while serving time at the Carter County Jail Wednesday. 

According to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office, 59-year-old Steven Paul Ollinger, Sr. was found unresponsive in his cell around 6:15 Wednesday morning. 

A corrections officer called for a medical team who provided Ollinger with first aid and CPR. They were unable to resuscitate him. 

A nurse at the jail said she believes Ollinger suffered from a cardiac arrest. 

The initial autopsy report showed he was suffering from heart disease. 

Ollinger was serving time for a DUI. 

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