DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) – Jail officers, while making routine security and well-being checks Thursday morning at approximately 7:50 a.m., discovered an 18-year old Hispanic male unresponsive in his cell.
Jail security and medical staff immediately provided first aid and notified EMS to respond.
The inmate was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke.
The Virginia State Police is conducting the investigation around the man’s death.
The prisoner was entered into the New River Valley Regional Jail on Wednesday, September 11 at 11:57 p.m. on a charge of Public Swearing or Intoxication in Public.