Bradley County inmate dies from 'medical condition'

The Bradley County Jail is in Cleveland, Tenn.
photo Bradley County Jail mugshot of Hershal C. Dover, who died Friday morning after vomiting and collapsing in the jail's booking area.

Bradley County Jail inmate Herhal C. Dover, 53, has died. He was transported to Tennova Hospital for treatment for what officials termed a "medical condition," but was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

According to Bradley 911 dispatch records, Dover vomited, collapsed and stopped breathing at the department's booking station at 5:59 a.m. Bradley County Emergency Medical Service arrived five minutes later and performed CPR on the inmate.

Bradley County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Ramsey said that the Criminal Investigations Division of the sheriff's office has secured the scene pending the arrival of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Dover, has been in custody of the Bradley County Jail since March 16, said TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland in a released statement concerning the investigation.

Once notified of the incident by the sheriff's office, 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump requested the TBI to investigate the circumstances surrounding Dover's death.

Involving the district attorney and TBI are standard procedures for situations involving an inmate's death, said Ramsey.