Authorities are investigating the death of a inmate at the Cherokee County Detention Center.
The State Law Enforcement Division and Cherokee County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of an inmate at the Cherokee County Detention Center.
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler stated that Antonio Lemont Gregory, 35, of Gaffney was pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in the emergency department at Novant Health-Gaffney Medical Center. According to Fowler, Gregory was found unresponsive in his jail cell by his cell mate at 10:50 am. Detention center officers were summoned and attempted life saving measures, which were continued by EMS and fire department personnel.
Gregory had been incarcerated since June 12 after Blacksburg Police Department officers arrested and charged him with shoplifting. Fowler said that according to Gregory's cell mates, he had not been feeling well for the past couple of days.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday to determine the cause of death, Fowler said. As is standard protocol, SLED is called to investigate an inmate's death.