A 36-year old registered sex offender arrested for trespassing while sitting on a porch swing at a Madison home Saturday night died after an altercation with deputies in the county jail.

Harvey Terrill Turner of West was pronounced dead at Merit Health Central in Jackson on Sunday, according to the authorities.

Turner, who went by the name Harvey Hill, had gotten into an altercation with corrections officers Sunday after becoming erratic, Sheriff Randy Tucker said Wednesday.

According to state records, Turner was a registered sex offender who was convicted of sexual battery in 2001 in Holmes County.

Tucker said Turner was first transported to Merit Health Madison in Canton for possible cardiac arrest before being transported to Jackson, where he was later pronounced dead.

Tucker said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is tasked with investigating the death, as is customary in situations involving deaths at jails and prisons.

Turner was arrested after 9 p.m. Saturday by the Madison Police Department for trespassing at a residence in Traceland North.

According to the incident report, officer Jessie Chambers wrote that Turner “had been told numerous times” to not be on the complainant’s property.

“Upon talking to Mr. (Turner), he stated that he came to (the) residence to solve an issue with missing money,” the report states. “Mr. (Turner) stated that he had been to the residence several times within this week to try and resolve the matter as well,” the report states.

The complainant, John Finnegan, told police that Turner, a former employee, had been to his home several times over the last week or so.

Finnegan, on Wednesday, said the pair had no ongoing feud and that there was no missing money.

“Harvey was one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met and one of the best men I’ve ever met,” Finnegan said. “He was the type of guy that if he saw an elderly gentleman at Home Depot, he’d help them load up lumber without asking.”

Finnegan added, “He was always willing to help others and put others first.”

Investigators are waiting on autopsy results to determine the cause of death.