CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office says that an inmate has died after being found unresponsive in his cell just after 4 p.m. on Monday.
An officer found Marco Ochoa, and medical staff along with other officers responded attempting to perform lifesaving measures.
Ochoa was transported to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Ochoa’s next of kin have been notified, according to the sheriff’s office.
Officials believe he may have died from a drug overdose.
“The person or persons that are found to be responsible will be charged accordingly to limits of the law that allow us to do this,” said Chief Deputy Gary Taylor.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 5 Investigative Office is conducting an investigation.
On Sept. 15, a unit officer found Lloyd James, 41, unresponsive in his cell around 5:15 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, making Ochoa’s death the second within a week at Chatham County jail.
Ochoa was arrested earlier this year on charges of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.