Sheriff’s officials reviewing death of inmate


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing the death of a 40-year-old inmate, found unresponsive of the floor in his cell on Sunday, according to county officials.

On Sunday, around 4:45 p.m., a Sampson County Detention Center officer discovered Anthony Ladon Chavious, 40, of 102 Sami St., Goldsboro, unresponsive on the floor in his cell. Basic life support measures were started, and emergency medical services were called to respond, however EMS was unable to revive Chavious.

Chavious was in the Sampson County Detention Center under a Sampson County child support charge. He was admitted to the Detention Center four days earlier, on Feb. 10, under a $500 cash bond.

The cause of Chavious’ death is currently under review Sampson County Medical Examiner Dr. Carl Barr. “The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was made aware of the incident, but it is not anticipated that they will conduct an investigation as there were no signs of foul play or indicators of self-injury,” the county said in a statement.

The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal review, which is standard in cases of inmate deaths.

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By Chris Berendt

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