Kentucky State Police investigating inmate death from Graves County Jail

Graves County, KY – Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of an inmate from the Graves County Jail.

50-year-old Rodney Evans of Mayfield was found in need of medical attention Saturday evening. He was taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center and then transferred to Baptist Health Paducah where he later died.

Another inmate is being treated at a Paducah hospital for an apparent overdose. KSP and the Graves County Jail are investigating the origin of the contraband.

An investigation into the death of Evans is ongoing. An autopsy is still pending.

If you have any information about this call KSP at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555.