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GBI looking into death of local man booked into jail


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Featured Shannon Ashley Rewis Photo courtesy of Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner Shannon Ashley Rewis

According to a press release issued by the Coffee County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man booked into the Coffee County Jail Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff Doyle Wooten asked the GBI's Douglas Regional Office to investigate the death of 28-year-old Shannon Ashley Rewis. The Douglas Police Department arrested Rewis on Friday, Oct. 20, on probation violation warrants and transported him to the Coffee County Jail for processing. While being booked into the jail, Rewis developed medical issues and was transported to Coffee Regional Medical Center.

Rewis died around 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, while being treated at CRMC. His body was taken to the GBI Medical Examiner's Office in Macon for an autopsy. The investigation into Mr. Rewis' death is active and ongoing. Anyone who has information concerning this case is asked to contact the GBI's Douglas Regional Office at (912) 389-4103 or the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at (912) 384-4227.

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