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JONESBOROUGH, TN -

The TBI is investigating the death of a jail inmate in Jonesborough.

Stewart Peppers, age 22, 606 Swadley Road, Johnson City died late Monday afternoon at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a news release from Sheriff Ed Graybeal.

Peppers was in jail charged with  Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Simple Possession, Manufacture of a Controlled Substance and 2 counts of Vandalism.

No information was given about the circumstances surrounding his death.   

The news release said Peppers died late Monday afternoon "after being transported to the Johnson City Medical Center by ambulance."

The news release also states, "There is no foul play suspected at this time."

An employee at the jail said the report on what happened wasn't available Tuesday night.
 
The investigation has been turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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