Inmate Found Dead at Union County Jail

10:54 AM, Dec 7, 2013   |    comments
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Union, SC (WLTX)  An inmate at the Union County Jail is dead after being found unresponsive this morning.    

Jail Officers attempted treatment at approximately 5:19 am with an automated defibrillator and contacted EMS for assistance.

EMS responded and was unable to resuscitate the inmate and he was pronounced dead by the coroner a short time later.

The inmate is identified as Robert Franklin Gregory, 34, of Union. 

He was in jail for a CDV (Criminal Domestic Violence) charge and was being held in a holding cell awaiting a bond hearing.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections was notified and the incident is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

An autopsy is scheduled to Sunday morning. No further details are available at this time

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