Man held after police standoff dies in jail cell

By The Associated Press

LAFAYETTE — A northwestern Indiana man who was arrested in March following a nearly seven-hour police standoff has died in his jail cell.

Fifty-eight-year-old Edrie Scott Hunt was pronounced dead Friday at the Tippecanoe County Jail after his cellmate alerted guards that Hunt was unresponsive.

Tippecanoe County Chief Deputy Steve Hartman tells the Journal & Courier that Hunt’s death remains under investigation but no foul play is suspected. He says an autopsy scheduled for this week might shed light on how Hunt died.

Hunt had been in the jail in Lafayette since March 14 after surrendering to police following a standoff with deputies who arrived at a rural home to arrest him on a revoked probation and drug charges.

Hunt was charged with resisting law enforcement and intimidation in that incident.




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