A 63-year-old Fayette County jail inmate died Friday morning at a hospital after being found unresponsive in his cell, city officials said.
Otha Buchanan was the second Fayette County inmate in four days to die after being found in medical distress in his cell.
Buchanan was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, and on minor traffic offenses.
A corrections officer found him unresponsive in his cell at 9:48 a.m. He was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m., according to a news release from the city.
The death doesn't appear to be suspicious, the news release said.
On Tuesday, Steven W. Lieras, 46, was pronounced dead at 4:36 a.m. at UK Hospital after officers found him unresponsive in his cell at 4 a.m. The coroner's office said that preliminary autopsy results indicated that Lieras died of natural causes.
Lexington police had arrested Lieras shortly after 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, and he was jailed on an intoxication charge. Lieras, originally from Louisville, did not have a fixed Lexington address, the coroner's office said.