Decatur County Inmate Death Under Investigation

March 19, 2014

Update (3-20)

Decatur County Sheriff Ken Murphy revealed that Satterfield was serving just a two week sentence for an OWI conviction. Monday was his fourth day at the Decatur County Jail.

First Report (3-19)

Detectives say foul play doesn’t appear to be involved in the death of an inmate in Decatur County.

Michael Satterfield, 38, of Greensburg, was rushed from the Decatur County Jail to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive and not breathing Monday night around 6:30 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed by the Decatur County Coroner Tuesday which could lead to more information. Police believe Satterfield may have died from natural causes.

“According to our detective leading the investigation it doesn’t appear that any foul play was involved, it doesn’t appear it was a suicide,” said Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Noel Houze.

Indiana State Police will keep the investigation open until autopsy results are complete.

clear sky
humidity: 86%
wind: 9mph SW
H 42 • L 41

Upcoming Events

all-day Sunman Farmers Market
Sunman Farmers Market
Oct 23 all-day
The Sunman Park Board will be hosting the Sunman Farmers Market for the 2016 season. Every Saturday beginning May 14 til October 29. For spaces & more information contact Janice 812-65-2180
8:00 am Butchering and Sausage Fest @ Brookville American Legion
Butchering and Sausage Fest @ Brookville American Legion
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
American Legion Post #77 – Fairfield Ave in Brookville, Ind Butchering and Sausage Fest Open to the Public Sunday October 23, 2016 Sales and Breakfast Sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed browns, goetta, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, fruit cup, orange juice, milk,…
8:00 am Legion Breakfast @ Batesville Knights of Columbus
Legion Breakfast @ Batesville Knights of Columbus
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Legion Breakfast Severed and Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Sunday October 23, 2016 Time is 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Sausage, Ghetta, Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Pastries Free Will Offering All Proceeds go to Charity Come and enjoy a…