Sheriff: Inmate found dead at Midlands jail
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The death of an inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center is under investigation.
WJBF-TV reports the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has brought in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to assist with the investigation.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the inmate as 62-year-old Warred Pridgen, from Graniteville, South Carolina.
Carlton says Pridgen was discovered unresponsive in his cell around 4:45 a.m. Friday, and that there were no suspicious injuries on his body.
Autopsy results are pending. Carlton says foul play is not suspected.