Inmate found dead in his cell had only been in jail for a few hours
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:39:26 GMT —
An inmate, Andrew Monroe, 26, was found dead in his cell Monday afternoon at the Dillon County Detention Center, according to Dillon County Donnie Grimsley.
Detention Center officials say Monroe was arrested just a few hours before that o
n a General Sessions Court bench warrant for failure to appear in court.
A jail guard found
Monroe unresponsive in his cell while doing a routine check.
The detention center nurse was called and EMS, officials said.
The Dillon County Detention Administrator said there are surveillance cameras throughout the jail, but not in the cells.
Police aren't saying how the inmate died. We expect to know a cause of death when autopsy results are released.
The State Law Enforcement Division is working with Dillon
police to determine what happened.