Fulton County

Fulton jail inmate dies after being found unresponsive in cell, sheriff’s office says

ATLANTA — A Fulton County Jail inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell has died.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, a detention officer discovered Michael Anthony Holland, 36, unresponsive in his cell during a security round Wednesday morning.

Jail staff tried to revive Holland until advanced medical staff arrived. Holland was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Holland was arrested on May 4, 2023, by the East Point Police Department on one count of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer when engaged on official duty and three counts of willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence.

He was being held on a $55,000 bond.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on Holland and the Atlanta Police Department will investigate his death.


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