OXFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — One inmate died and another is still in the hospital after they were found unresponsive in their cells early Friday morning in the Granville County Detention Center, officials said.
The inmate who is still in the hospital was identified as Kevin Burton Munn, who pleaded guilty in the 2018 murder of a Warren County pastor’s wife.
The incident was discovered just before 5:05 a.m. at the detention center, which is at 525 New Commerce Drive in Oxford, according to a Friday evening news release from the Granville County Sheriff’s Office.
When the two inmates were found, “life-saving measures were undertaken by Granville County Sheriff’s Office personnel,” the news release said.
EMS units were also called to the scene and tried to help the two inmates.
One inmate died at the scene.
Munn was taken to a nearby hospital where he was still being treated Friday night, the news release said.
In April 2018, Munn pleaded guilty in the death Nancy Alford, 76, whose home was burned down with her inside in March 2018.
Munn also plead guilty in the death of James Thomas “Tommy” Ellington, 61, in October 2017.
Munn was to cooperate in the prosecution of Lester Kearney, who is also charged in the Alford case, officials said.
The name of the inmate who died was not released.
Granville County deputies said they have requested the SBI to investigate the incident.