SLED investigating in custody death of inmate at York County Detention Center
YORK COUNTY, SC – On May 18, 2018 at approximately 7:00 PM York County Detention Officers discovered an inmate in his cell unresponsive. Immediately, Emergency Medical Services were called to the Detention Center and Detention Officers performed CPR and first aid; however, the inmate was not able to be resuscitated.
The inmate’s name is not being released until next of kin is notified by the York County Coroner’s Office.
The inmate was originally charged by the Rock Hill Police Department on March 17, 2018 for shoplifting. He was transported to Rock Hill Police and charged for possession of marijuana & Contraband in a jail on April 6th. He was transported back to the RHPD on Tuesday May 15, 2018 for a court hearing then brought back to the YCDC the same day.
It is normal procedure when there is an in-house inmate death that the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has be called in to investigate.