Buncombe Co. inmate dies after collapsing at detention facility, deputies say

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ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Deputies say an inmate at the Buncombe County Detention Facility collapsed and later died at a hospital.

According to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, the inmate collapsed in what appeared to be a seizure during free time around 7:36 p.m. Wednesday.

The inmate was taken to Mission Hospital where they were pronounced dead about an hour later.

The inmate’s name has not been released.

There’s no immediate word on the cause of death.

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