DECATUR, GA –– The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the death of two inmates within the past 24 hours in unrelated incidents at the DeKalb County Jail.
Lithonia, Georgia resident Anthony Lamar Walker, 34, was found unresponsive in his jail cell on Dec. 26 and was pronounced deceased by DeKalb EMS. Mr. Walker had been in custody since Dec. 18on charges of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Today, Clarkston, Georgia resident Jackson Orukpete, 57, was found unresponsive in his jail cell and pronounced deceased by DeKalb EMS. Orukpete had been in custody since July 25, 2022 on a charge of Battery/Family Violence.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has not released information on the causes of death, pending investigations by the sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards. Sheriff Melody Maddox has also requested an independent investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).