Sheriff: NC inmate dies after apparent suicide attempt

November 12, 2019

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate has died after injuring himself in an apparent suicide attempt.

Citing a Buncombe County sheriff’s statement, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports 45-year-old Eric Grogan died Sunday. The statement says Grogan “injured himself” Friday and was immediately treated and hospitalized, but later succumbed to his wounds.

Sheriff’s spokesman Aaron Sarver declined to detail the nature of Grogan’s wounds, citing medical confidentiality. He says the Buncombe County Detention Facility inmate was not on suicide watch at the time. An investigation into the death is ongoing. The cause of death is pending an autopsy set for Wednesday.

Sarver says Grogan was wanted on a fugitive warrant out of Georgia when he was apprehended by Asheville police last month. The underlying charges weren’t immediately available.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com