Detainee unresponsive at Greensboro Jail is pronounced useless at Cone Hospital, Guilford County Sheriff’s Workplace says crime

GREENSBORO – A man held in Greensboro Prison was found unresponsive in his cell and was later pronounced dead in hospital, according to a press release from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.

The 67-year-old man’s name is on hold by the sheriff’s office until next of kin are notified.

The man was arrested by High Point police on Thursday for a parole violation, the press release said. Authorities believe he was homeless at the time of his arrest.

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He was taken to High Point Prison, where he was handed over to the US Marshals Service and booked into jail at 12:03 p.m. on Friday. Because of his federal prison status, he was transferred to Greensboro Prison at 10:42 am on Friday.

Based on his medical history, the sheriff’s office said the man had been taken to the prison medical section and watched more frequently.

At 8:06 am on Saturday, an officer found him unavailable in his cell. According to the press release, life-saving measures have been taken by detention officers and medical staff at the prison and ambulance services have been called.

The man was taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:12 a.m. on Saturday. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death, however, according to the report, no foul play is suspected.

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