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Grandson of Jimmy Carter dies in Georgia

AP  |  Peachtree City 

Jeremy Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, has died near Atlanta. He was 28.

The cause of death was not yet known and the case was under investigation today, Fayette County Coroner C.J. Mowell Jr. Told The Associated Press. The state medical examiner's office is assisting.

Jimmy Carter announced the death yesterday to the congregation of his hometown church in Plains, Georgia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Carter told parishioners his grandson hadn't been feeling well Saturday and went to take a nap at his family's home in Peachtree City before he died, the newspaper reported.

Mowell said he was notified of the death early Sunday. Jeremy Carter is the son of Annette and Jeff Carter, who is Jimmy Carter's youngest son.

In 2005, Jeremy Carter, then 18, was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, three years of probation and ordered to undergo drug counseling following his arrest in a Peachtree City home break-in.

Police said he was caught inside the home of a former friend taking a video game console. Authorities found less than an ounce of marijuana in a plastic bag in his shoe and smelled alcohol on his breath, The Associated Press reported at the time.

Carter had originally been charged with burglary, which could have resulted in a prison sentence, but that was reduced to a misdemeanor theft charge as the result of a plea agreement, the AP reported.

Peachtree City is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Atlanta.

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First Published: Tue, December 22 2015. 00:57 IST
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