DeKalb Co. inmate dies of heart attack

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DEKALB CO., Ind. (WANE) An inmate at the DeKalb County Jail is dead after suffering an apparent heart attack Saturday, according to the sheriff’s department.

Jail staff gave CPR to 48-year-old Charles W. Croft until paramedics arrived. Croft was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:52 a.m.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said Croft was an inmate at the jail since May 7, 2015. He was scheduled for trial on March 29 two child molestation charges.

Authorities are continuing to investigate. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

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