A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING is in effect for Lee County until 2:30am. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect for Lee County until 4am. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms -- containing gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder, & lightning -- is sliding east toward the Brazos Valley. Rain & storms are expected in the area through the pre-sunrise hours.
The Milam County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a jail inmate.
Sheriff Charlie West says the body of Ricky Dale Shaw, 46, was found Monday in a holding cell around 5:30am.
An autopsy has been ordered and will be conducted by the Dallas County Medical Examiner. The Texas Rangers have been called in to conduct an independent investigation.
No other information is being released at this time.
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