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Inmate fight leaves one dead in DeKalb County Jail

DECATUR, Ga. -- A Saturday morning incident at the DeKalb County Jail ended in the death of one inmate and charges being brought against another.

Jah'Corey D. Tyson, 23, was pronounced dead at DeKalb Medical Center after being transported there after sustaining injuries during an altercation with his cellmate, Donte Lamar Wyatt, 33. DeKalb County sheriff's deputies administered emergency medical services at the scene.

Details of the incident, including the cause of death, are being withheld pending a homicide investigation by the DeKalb Police Department.

The sheriff's office is also conducting an internal administrative review, as a matter of protocol.

Wyatt was arrested on April 13 on a charge of felony murder. Tyson was taken into custody on May 28 and was charged with battery-family violence and rape.

"While altercations within the inmate population happen frequently and for various reasons, incidents of homicide among inmates are rare," says Sheriff Jeff Mann. "In fact, we have not had an inmate homicide in more than five years. However, this does not lessen the tragedy of the situation and we extend our sincerest condolences to Mr. Tyson's family, as we look into what may have caused his death."

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