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Posted on: February 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SLED called to investigate YCDC in-custody death

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YORK COUNTY, SC – The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has been requested by Sheriff Kevin Tolson to investigate a death of a York County Detention Center inmate. 

On February 8, 2021 at approximately 8:15 P.M. detention officers discovered a male inmate unresponsive in a cell in the booking area. Immediately officers rendered aid and performed CPR until Emergency Medical Services arrived. The inmate was taken to Piedmont Medical Center where he later died. 

This inmate was arrested and placed into custody of the York County Detention Center on February 8, 2021 at approximately 1:15 A.M. This inmate was screened for COVID-19 at intake and showed no signs related to the COVID-19 virus. Further details about the inmate or cause of death are not available until the investigation is complete.

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