Hamilton County Inmate Death

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that 23-year-old inmate, Justin Dale Bradley, hung himself in his cell.

Bradley was charge with Criminal Homicide of three-year-old Dakota James Arndt. 

It was first reported that three-year-old Arndt died in a bathtub. A family member told News 12 that the child had bruises and a dislocated shoulder, and they did not believe that the boy had drowned.

Bradley was the boyfriend of the child’s mother and was left alone to watch him when the event took place.

Hamilton County PIO Janice Atkinson said, "Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. The party was transported to an area hospital but did not respond to medical attempts to revive him and was pronounced dead."

A source told News 12 that Bradley was recently taken off suicide watch.

Categories: Hamilton County, Local News

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