Florence County Inmate found dead in his cell

Florence County Inmate found dead in his cell

Tavar O. Peoples, 24, of Effingham was found dead in his cell Sunday morning by jail guards at the Florence County Detention Center.

Guards discovered Peoples alone in his cell and unresponsive.

Officers immediately began CPR and called 911.

Florence County EMS transported Peoples to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His body is being sent to the Medical University of Charleston for an autopsy, according to Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken.

Autopsy results are expected to be in by Monday.

Florence County Detention Center reports that Peoples was booked into the jail February 24 on charges of Breach of Peace, Family Court Bench Warrant and two counts of General Sessions Bench Warrant Failure To Appear.