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Haywood County Inmate Dies in Custody

The Haywood County Detention Facility has experienced an in-custody death.  An inmate was found non-responsive in the jail at approximately 9:40 Monday night.  The man was reportedly housed in a cell by himself.  Upon finding him unresponsive, corrections officers quickly sought emergency medical assistance. EMTs responded and transported the man to MedWest Haywood, where he was later pronounced dead.

Pursuant to jail policy, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has turned the matter over to the State Bureau of Investigation. No additional information has been released at this time.