Inmate Died at DeKalb County Jail

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A DeKalb County Jail inmate died after police say he and his cell mate allegedly drank homemade alcohol, better known as ‘hooch.’

Deputies say 28-year-old Brandon Washington was unresponsive when they pulled him out of his cell just before 2am.  He died 30 minutes later at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Washington’s cellmate, 26 year-old Christopher Gerkin, is also in the hospital.  Police say drugs may be involved.  An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

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