Posted: Aug 22, 2013 8:17 AM by Ian Auzenne
A Jeff Davis Parish inmate is dead after collapsing inside last night inside his jail cell.
Officials say 54-year-old Lou Allen Griffin of Welsh died this morning at a Lake Charles hospital.
According to deputies, jailers administered CPR to Griffin until an ambulance arrived. Griffen was taken to a Jennings hospital before being transported to Lake Charles.
Griffin had been in the Jeff Davis Parish Jail for the past three weeks on arson and criminal damage to property charges. Prior to that, he had been held in the Welsh City Jail four four months.
The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy on Griffin's body.