Inmate dies in cell at Cherokee Co. Detention Center

Local News
Jail prison cell bars generic_474226

CHEROKEE CO., SC (WSPA) – An inmate has died after they were found unresponsive in their cell at the Cherokee County Detention Center Wednesday.

According to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office, 58-year-old Louis Eugene Becker, Jr. of Blacksburg was found unresponsive in his cell in the C Max area at 7:25pm.

The coroner said Becker was found by a detention officer during a routine head count.

Emergency personnel were called to the detention center but Becker was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner said.

An autopsy will be performed to determine Becker’s cause of death.

Another inmate died in the same area of the Cherokee County Detention Center in late September.

Autopsy results showed that inmate, 71-year-old Vicki Ronald Wooten, died from COVID-19.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Mascot Challenge
High School RedZone
Star of the Week
Black and Blue Kickoff Live
Pro Football Challenge
Carolina Eats Contest
Find A Job
Color your Weather
wspa news app free for download choose your store below
download the wspa news app from the apple app store
download the wspa news app from the google play store

Trending Stories