Aiken County inmate death investigation underway


AIKEN, SC (WJBF) – UPDATE: Around 5:00 P.M. Sunday the Aiken County Coroner’s Office was called to the Aiken County Detention Center for the death of an inmate.

53-year-old Jeffery K. Hallman of Beech Island was found in his cell, unresponsive.

He will be autopsied in Newberry to determine the cause of death.

No foul play is suspected.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has called in South Carolina
Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office to conduct an investigation into an inmate’s death at the Aiken County Detention Center. As part of procedure, SLED has been called in to conduct the investigation. The inmate’s identity is being withheld until the Coroner can make the appropriate next of kin notifications as part of their investigation. There does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances regarding the inmate’s death.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on this story.

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