St. Lucie County jail inmate Glenn Everett Hedrick, 54, was found dead in his cell early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Ken Mascara says he had a heart attack.
"Jail staff members called his cell by intercom at 4 this morning to awaken him for his scheduled blood-sugar test, but he did not respond,” Sheriff Mascara said. “Mr. Hedrick’s cell mate was unable to awaken him and called for a deputy. Jail medical staff performed CPR until St. Lucie County Fire Rescue Paramedics arrived at the jail.”
Paramedics pronounced him dead at 4:13 a.m.
An autopsy this morning determined that Mr. Hedrick died of a heart attack.
He suffered from a variety of ailments including diabetes, Sheriff Mascara said.
Hedrick’s arrests date back to 1973. His best known arrest was by the Fort Pierce Police Department on Nov. 7, 2008, for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon after he fatally shot a man who broke into his home.
His most recent arrest was on April 8, when the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office arrested him for trafficking in oxycodone, felony possession of marijuana and marijuana possession with intent to distribute.