Inmate Died at DeKalb County Jail


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.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Video

Trending Stories