Detention center inmate dies after being found unresponsive

Published: May. 20, 2023 at 4:43 PM EDT|Updated: May. 21, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT
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WILLIAMSBURG CO., S.C. (WCSC) - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate has died after they were found unresponsive in a cell Saturday morning.

The sheriff’s office says around 5:22 a.m. an inmate was found unresponsive in a Williamsburg County Detention Center cell.

Detention Deputies told county EMS and performed emergency life-saving measures which were unsuccessful, a news release states.

Sheriff Stephen R. Gardner has requested the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to conduct an investigation of the death , according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office says they will not release additional information while the division investigates.