NWGA Scanner | January 8th, 2022

GBI investigating the death of an inmate that occurred at the Floyd County Jail Friday night

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office press release, “On January 7th, 2022, shortly after 11:00 PM, jail staff discovered an inmate unresponsive in his cell. Jail staff initiated lifesaving efforts, and he was transported to a local hospital. Ultimately, jail staff and hospital personnel were unsuccessful in their lifesaving efforts, and the inmate was declared deceased.” The inmate has been identified as David Lee Daniel, 55, of Ramey Street, Summerville. According to a Summerville Police Department incident report, on December 28th, 2021, Daniel was arrested after reportedly spitting on an employee at the Valvoline Quick Lube on Commerce Street. Daniel also attempted to kick the tail light out of a vehicle at the business. According to the report, Daniel said that an employee at the business “almost ran over him” at the intersection of First Street and Highway 27. Daniel was booked into the Chattooga County Jail charged with disorderly conduct, failure to appear state court original charge disorderly conduct, and failure to appear state court obstruction of law enforcement x2. According to Floyd County Jail records, Daniel was then booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with felony theft by taking. On January 3rd, 2022, he reputedly attacked a deputy in the jail by hitting them in the face. He was then charged with battery against a law enforcement officer. According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office press release, “As standard procedure, the GBI has been contacted to conduct an investigation. Mr. Daniel will have an autopsy conducted at the GBI Crime Lab to determine the cause of death. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is fully cooperating with the GBI’s investigation. As standard procedure, the GBI has been contacted to conduct an investigation.”