OXFORD, NC (WNCN) — One inmate died and another remains hospitalized after they were found unresponsive in their cells at the Granville County Detention Center early Friday morning, officials said.
The inmate, who is still hospitalized, has been identified as Kevin Burton Munn, who pleaded guilty the 2018 murder of the wife of a Warren County pastor.
The incident was discovered just before 5:05 a.m. at the detention center, located at 525 New Commerce Drive in Oxford, according to a Friday night news release from the Granville County Sheriff’s Office.
When the two occupants were found, “lifesaving measures were taken by staff from the Granville County Sheriff’s Office,” the press release said.
Rescue workers were also called to the scene and tried to help the two inmates.
One inmate died at the scene.
Munn was taken to a nearby hospital where he was still being treated Friday night, the press release said.
In April 2018, Munn pleaded guilty in the death of Nancy Alford, 76, whose home was burned down with her in March 2018.
Munn also pleaded guilty to the death of James Thomas “Tommy” Ellington, 61, in October 2017.
Munn should work with the prosecution of Lester Kearney, who is also charged in the Alford case, officials said.
The name of the deceased prisoner was not released.
Granville County deputies said they asked the SBI to investigate the incident.
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