Boone County Inmate Dies

A Boone County Jail inmate is dead following a medical emergency.

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, inmate Robert Erik Bishop collapsed on the floor of his holding cell just after 3:00 Saturday afternoon.

Personnel began CPR and Bishop was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff’s Department officials believe the death was due to a medical condition and not foul play, but the official cause of death will be made after toxicology reports come back from the autopsy that was performed on Bishop.