A Hume, Mo., man who was being held on a felony charge of passing a bad check worth more than $500 died on Sunday at Mercy Carthage Hospital after suffering a heart attack at the Jasper County Detention Center.

A Hume, Mo., man who was being held on a felony charge of passing a bad check worth more than $500 died on Sunday at Mercy Carthage Hospital after suffering a heart attack at the Jasper County Detention Center.

Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser says Thomas L. Rees, 58. Hume, was taken to Mercy Carthage Hospital on Sunday after collapsing in the jail.

He died later that day at the hospital.

Kaiser said Rees was in custody on numerous arrest warrants for allegedly passing bad checks in Jasper, Barton, Cedar, Bates and St. Clair counties in Missouri.

He was also in custody on a fugitive from justice warrant from Bourbon County, Kansas.

Jasper County Court records show Rees was charged with allegedly passing a bad check for more than $500 in April 2016.

He was arrested in June and held on $2,500 cash or surety bond and waived a preliminary hearing on Oct. 19, 2016.

He failed to appear for a hearing in January 2017 and Jasper County Circuit Judge Gayle Crane issued a no-bond warrant for his arrest on Feb. 8, 2017.

Court records say the Jasper County Sheriff's Office advised the court that Rees was in their custody on May 16 and a hearing was held on June 5 where a pre-trial conference was scheduled for July 24.

Hume is located in the far southwest corner of Bates County, Missouri.