Inmate dies in jail
The Haywood County Detention Facility has experienced an in-custody death. An inmate was found non-responsive in the jail at approximately 9:40 Monday night. The man was housed in a cell by himself. Upon finding him unresponsive, jailers quickly sought emergency medical assistance.
Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the man to MedWest Haywood, where he was later pronounced dead.
No additional information about the incident is available at this time. Pursuant to jail policy, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has turned the matter over to the State Bureau of Investigation.