UPDATE: SLED investigating Sumter Co. inmate’s death, sheriff’s department says

UPDATE: SLED investigating Sumter Co. inmate’s death, sheriff’s department says

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - An investigation led by the State Law Enforcement Division is underway at the Sumer-Lee Detention Center, according to that agency’s spokesperson.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Department says the investigation is in regard to an inmate’s death. The inmate, who has not been identified by either agency at this time, was found unconsious in their cell on Dec. 6 and died early Saturday morning. The family has been notified.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis asked SLED to assist in the investigation as soon as he became aware of the incident.

“Since this is active and ongoing investigation, the Sumter County Sheriff has no further comment at this time,” a sheriff’s department spokesperson said on Saturday.

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