Inmate dies in Nash County jail
From Staff Reports
Thursday, November 2, 2017
An inmate at the Nash County Detention Center died Tuesday night of a massive heart attack, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Detention officers noticed that inmate Anthony Jones, 42, was suffering a medical emergency at about 10:33 p.m. Tuesday in the detention center, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Detention officers immediately requested assistance from Nash County Emergency Medical Services and began providing lifesaving measures, Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said.
These emergency measures continued until the arrival of Nash County Emergency Medical Services personnel. At that time, Jones was transported to Nash UNC Health Care, where he was pronounced dead. Medical personnel indicated that the inmate had apparently suffered a massive heart attack.
Jones was serving as an inmate worker, or trustee, at the time of his death. Trustee status is reserved for inmates with exemplary jail records who are assigned to kitchen, janitorial or laundry duty. To be eligible for trustee status, an inmate must have a clean detention facility disciplinary record and be willing and able to work, Medina said.
The next of kin and proper state authorities have been notified, he said.