YORK COUNTY, SC – A 43-year-old female York County Detention Center inmate has died after being taken to the hospital for a medical emergency. Just before 8:00 a.m. on September 10, 2023, detention officers discovered the inmate unresponsive in a cell. Immediately, officers rendered medical aid and performed CPR until additional emergency medical services arrived. The inmate was immediately taken to the hospital, where she ultimately died just before 3:00 p.m.
In keeping with YCSO policy, the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has been requested by Sheriff Kevin Tolson to investigate the death.
A preliminary investigation indicates the inmate attempted to take her own life by hanging. She has been at the YCDC since September 6, 2023, for the charges of felony possession of fentanyl and possession of a controlled substance.
Details, including the identity of the inmate, are not available until the investigation is complete and the next of kin is notified.