53-year-old inmate found dead in Cumberland County Detention Center, sheriff says

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – An investigation is underway after a 53-year-old man was found dead in a cell in the Cumberland County Detention Center on Monday.

Sheriff Ennis Wright said Jeffrey Williams, of Raeford, was found unresponsive in a single-person cell at the detention center.

Williams had been taken into custody on Sunday by Fayetteville police on a failure to appear charge out of Hoke County, Wright said.

The North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

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