Etowah County inmate, 57, dies from natural causes, according to sheriff

Sheron Davis Thomas

An Etowah County inmate died today at a local hospital, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

Sheron Davis Thomas, 57, of Gadsden, died after being transported to the hospital.{} The cause of death appears to be natural.

Sheriff Entrekin said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thomas family during this untimely loss."

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

Thomas was being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a parole violation for distribution of a controlled substance.