JEFFERSONVILLE — Police are investigating after an inmate of the Clark County jail died at a hospital Friday night.
Amanda Joy Lewis, 42, was found unresponsive in her cell at 7:34 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff's Office. CPR and first aid were rendered and Lewis was transported to Clark Memorial Hospital, where she died at 8:16 p.m.
Her death came just days after she was arrested in Clarksville on charges, including theft and possession of a syringe.
An autopsy was performed Saturday, but Clark County Coroner Billy Scott said it could be several weeks before even a preliminary cause of death can be determined, after toxicology reports are returned and other medical information reviewed. The release states that Lewis had "numerous pre-existing medical conditions."
The Floyd County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death, at the request of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
Court records show Lewis was arrested July 1 at Walmart, after she allegedly walked out of the store with $119 worth of stolen items. She had an initial hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. July 3 in Clark County Circuit Court No. 2, but online court records show she refused to go to the hearing. The records show she also refused the new hearing set for 9 a.m. July 5.
This story will be updated as more information is made available.