Shelby county inmate found dead in his cell

An inmate at the Shelby County jail was found unresponsive this morning in his cell. The inmate 27 year old Brandon Lee Hays, from Pinson, Alabama, was discovered while breakfast was being served. He was immediately treated by medical personnel on scene while Southeast Shelby Rescue was also called.{} When paramedics arrived Hays was deceased.{} A preliminary investigation found no signs of obvious physical injury that would have caused his death and he was in a cell by himself.{} The Alabama Bureau of Investigations was contacted and will begin an investigation. Sheriff Chris Curry says his office will cooperate fully with this outside investigation. Hays had previously been charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument First Degree and was being held on a bond revocation with "No Bond". Sheriff Curry offered his sympathy to Mr. Hays family and friends.