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Sheriff: Inmate found dead at Midlands jail

January 19, 2019

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The death of an inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center is under investigation.

WJBF-TV reports the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has brought in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to assist with the investigation.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the inmate as 62-year-old Warred Pridgen, from Graniteville, South Carolina.

Carlton says Pridgen was discovered unresponsive in his cell around 4:45 a.m. Friday, and that there were no suspicious injuries on his body.

Autopsy results are pending. Carlton says foul play is not suspected.

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