Inmate dies after fall in Johnson County Jail

An inmate at the Johnson County Jail has died after a recent fall inside of the facility.

Sheriff Doug Cox says that the inmate, 44-year-old Johnny Conway, was on the phone with his girlfriend on Friday, July 29th when he told her

Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff's Department
Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department

that he needed to hang up, as he was about to pass out. Moments later, he said that Conway lost consciousness and fell to the floor. The Sheriff’s Department says that Conway was taken to to Johnson Memorial Hospital, who transferred him to Methodist Hospital.

Sheriff Cox says that Conway, who was an inmate at the jail for about one week, passed away Thursday night. The Marion County Coroner’s Office says that the cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the head.

Authorities say that audio and video of the incident is available and that they have offered to share it with Conway’s family.