Arlington Brief: Inmate Dies in County Jail

Arlington Brief: Inmate Dies in County Jail

A 48-year-old man with a history of medical issues died in the early hours of Aug. 22 after being found unconscious in a medical unit cell of the Arlington County Detention Facility, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Arlington County Sheriff’s Deputies and nurses began resuscitation efforts before Fire Department rescue units arrived and transported the man to Virginia Hospital Center. He was pronounced dead at 3:41 a.m.

The man was convicted last year of assault and battery - family member third offense, and was sentenced to five years.

His family was informed the morning of his death.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Medical Examiner’s Office and the death is being investigated by the Arlington County Police Department.