A Hamilton County Jail inmate died after a medical emergency while in custody. (Photo: Staff)

An in-custody death of an inmate occurred this morning at the Hamilton County Jail.

The inmate, Jeffery Simmons, 44, experienced a medical emergency and was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, according to a news release.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the circumstances of Simmons’ death.

No further information was available today.