An inmate in the Madison County Jail was found dead Monday morning, and authorities believe he was killed. 61 year old John Newsome, Sr., of Madison was found in a common area of the jail, and a suspect is in custody. The Illinois State Police has been called in to investigate.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the ISP to look into the death and they will present their information to the State's Attorney's Office possibly as early as today. State Police said in a statement they believe the death was a homicide, but did not provide any additional details on a motive or on the person being held.