Johnson County inmate dies in medical emergency

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A 59-year-old Johnson County inmate died Sunday evening from a medical emergency.

Thomas Wyss was in a holding cell with another inmate when he collapsed around 5:40 p.m. The other inmate hit the panic button for help.

The Franklin Fire Department and Seals Medics arrived and tried to resuscitate Wyss while they transported him to the hospital, where he was later declared deceased.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.