YORK COUNTY, SC (YCSO NEWS) York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson has requested the assistance of the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division to investigate an in-custody death.
On October 21, 2019, York County Deputies responded to multiple reports of a man acting disorderly and jumping on cars in the Newport Lakes neighborhood, in the Newport area of Rock Hill, SC. When deputies arrived, they encountered a man behaving erratically and refusing to comply with officers’ directions.
While trying to take the person into custody, the male subject became unresponsive. Deputies administered NARCAN to attempt to revive the man and conducted other life-saving efforts until EMS arrived. The man was transported to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, where he eventually passed away.
The person’s identity is not being released at this time until the York County Coroner can notify the next of kin.
This case is under investigation. It is the policy of the York County Sheriff’s Office to call SLED to investigate all in-custody deaths.