Another person died after being found unresponsive in Mecklenburg prison.3rd place this year


According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, a 55-year-old man died in Mecklenburg County Prison the day after he was detained.

A statement from the sheriff’s office found Emerson Healy unresponsive in a cell at an uptown facility at around 2:52 pm. After the first responders performed CPR, Healy was transferred to Atrium Health and sentenced to death about an hour later, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office did not provide a cause of death in the statement.

Healy has arrived in jail The sheriff’s office said Monday afternoon.He was arrested by G4S Special Police According to the sheriff’s office website, he was charged on Monday with six counts that had hidden weapons and one that did not provide evidence of proper fares.

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As before According to the sheriff’s office, a state investigative agency will investigate Healy’s death and a county inspector will identify the cause.

He is the third detained death in prison this year. Since 2008, 24 people have died in custody, including 5 in 2018 and 3 last year, according to sheriff office data, according to sheriff office data.

Recent deaths in Mecklenburg Prison

▪ ▪ According to sheriffs, John Devin Haley, 41, was unconscious in his cell just before 11:00 am on May 22nd. Prison medical staff conducted CPR, but Haley was declared dead 15 minutes later, McFadden said. According to a sheriff’s statement, there were no signs of cheating and “all preliminary reports indicate suicide.”

Haley has been in prison for federal crimes since April 3, officials said.

by His obituaryHaley was suffering from addiction and mental health problems.

▪ ▪ Karon Golightly, 20, 20th, May 14th, at 9:58 am, turned out to be unresponsive. The first responder tried to revive him, but Golightly died in the hospital.

Golightly was taken to jail on October 31, 2019 and was filed in state and federal charges relating to a series of cases. Robbery at three target stores in the Charlotte area, A previously reported observer.

▪ ▪ On November 21, a 17-year-old woman Desmond W. in Rockingham County According to Rodney Collins, deputy chief of the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office, he died of suicide.

Observers previously reported that Collins had found prison detainees unresponsive to teenagers in his cell. Prison medical staff and first responders performed CPR but were unable to resuscitate him. The Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office said there were no signs of cheating.

Staffwriters Joe Marsack, Michael Gordon, Jonathan Limehouse and Ames Alexander contributed to this report.

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