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Inmate found dead at Berkeley Co. detention center

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

An inmate at a Berkeley County detention center was found dead last week. 

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office says 28-year-old Dustin James Powell of Cottageville was found hanging and unresponsive in his cell at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center on Friday at 1:30 a.m. 

"He was transported, by EMS, to a local hospital and pronounced dead," said Corner Bill Salisbury. "Mr. Powell was alone in his cell."

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office and SLED are investigating the death. 

An autopsy will be conducted and more information is expected. 

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