This morning, Campbell County Under-sheriff Scott Matheny released information on the death of a 50-year-old Campbell County Detention Center inmate. Matheny said the man had been sentenced earlier in the day for his third DWUI offense. Matheny said that as the man was exiting his cell to be “booked in” to the general population, he collapsed. Detention officers on the scene immediately attempted to resuscitate the man. He was transported to Campbell County Memorial Hospital, and was pronounced dead shortly after midnight.
Matheny said an autopsy has been ordered since the death occurred while the man was in custody.