An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death of an inmate who was found unresponsive in the Newton County Jail early Monday.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death of an inmate who was found unresponsive in the Newton County Jail early Monday.
Jason Pier, 43 of Joplin, was discovered to be lifeless about 6 a.m.
"An ambulance was called but he was found to be deceased," noted Sheriff Chris Jennings. "We are conducting an investigation; an autopsy scheduled to try to determine a cause of death. We don't suspect anything. He was not assaulted or anything like that. He had only been here since Friday night."
Pier was jailed on a domestic assault charge.