LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Lauderdale County are investigating the death of an inmate.

According to Management and Training Corporation (MTC), Robert Williams was found dead in his cell on August 31, 2021.

The 29-year-old was sentenced to ten years in 2013 for burglary, aggravated assault, and armed robbery in Pike County. An autopsy will determine the official cause and manner of death.