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Inmate death investigated

Published 10/02 2013 12:44PM

Updated 10/02 2013 12:47PM

MACON COUNTY -- An inmate is dead after being found unresponsive in his cell. Staff at the jail found Michael Banks early Sunday morning.

Banks was taken to the hospital where he was declared brain dead. An autopsy found the 59-year old died from a stroke. There were no signs of violence.

Banks was being held on a federal robbery charge. He'd been arraigned Friday.

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