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J. Reuben Long Detention Center inmate dies of natural causes, coroner confirms

Jerome Floyd (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Jerome Floyd (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A Conway man who was being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, died Thursday at Conway Medical Center.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says Jerome Floyd, age 60, died at 5:01 p.m. on August 20.

Around 3:51 p.m. an officer at J. Reuben Long found Floyd unresponsive in a cell, according to a news release from Tom Fox, Director of Detention at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

The officer alerted medical personnel, who performed CPR on Floyd, and called EMS, the release states.

Floyd was arrested by the Myrtle Beach Police Department on Wednesday for public disorderly/public intoxication charge, per the Horry County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said on Friday that Floyd died of natural causes at Conway Medical Center.

According to the release from Director Fox, the Horry County Coroner’s Office will have the body transported to Grand Strand Medical Center for the autopsy to be performed Friday morning.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was contacted regarding Floyd’s death, as protocol regarding custody inmates deaths; SLED is investigating this incident, the release states.

No foul play has been detected through a preliminary internal investigation.

Floyd had previous arrests for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the HCSO.

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