On Thursday, an inmate being treated at a local hospital for a serious pre-existing medical condition passed away while in HCSO custody.
The inmate, Michael Terrell Gibbs, 55, was originally booked into the Silverdale Detention Center on March 3, 2022. He was booked with the knowledge that he had a pre-existing medical condition.
On Sunday, May 15, inmate Gibbs was transported to a local medical facility for treatment where he remained until he passed away on the night of Thursday, May 19.
The inmate’s next of kin have been notified.
As with all in-custody deaths, the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office was notified. At the request of the Hamilton County District Attorney, Neal Pinkston, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services has been assigned to conduct the investigation. The body of the deceased has been transferred to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.