NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An investigation is underway after an inmate died at the Al Cannon Detention Center early Thursday morning.
Charleston County Deputy Coroner Anita Hasert released the name of Michael Jason Cash, a 41-year-old male from North Charleston.
Mr. Cash died on September 12, 2019, at 1:34 a.m. at the Medical University of South Carolina after being transported from the Al Cannon Detention Center.
According to a press release from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive male inmate at the detention center just before 1:30 a.m.
Suspecting a heart attack, deputies say medical personal began life-saving measures on the inmate before he was transported to a local hospital.
Deputies say the inmate was pronounced dead a short time later. The cause of death is pending further investigation, according to Deputy Coroner Anita Hasert.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has requested an investigation from SLED as per protocol.