Coroner identifies Charleston County inmate who died at hospital

VIDEO: Charleston Co. jail inmate passes away from suspected heart attack, deputies say

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have identified a Charleston County inmate who died at the hospital.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said 41-year-old Michael Jason Cash from North Charleston died early Thursday morning.

Deputy Coroner Anita Hasert said Cash died at 1:34 a.m. at the Medical University of South Carolina after being transported from the Al Cannon Detention Center.

“At this time, the cause of death is pending further investigation,” Hasert said.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is the investigating agency.

According to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Roger Antonio, deputies responded to the jail just before 1:30 a.m. for an unresponsive inmate.

Medical personnel suspected a heart attack and began life saving measures. The inmate was taken to the hospital but died a short time later.

Per protocol, the sheriff’s office has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate.

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