Man awaiting trial found dead in Wayne County jail cell

Wayne County News
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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — A man who was awaiting trial in Wayne County was found dead in his jail cell Monday morning, officials say.

Thomas Jason Hall, 42, was found unresponsive around 5:20 a.m. in the Wayne County Detention Center, according to a news release from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

“Detention officers immediately contacted EMS who responded to the detention center,” the news release said.

However, Hall was pronounced dead at the scene.

“At this time no foul play is suspected,” the news release said.

The North Carolina SBI will be the lead agency investigating the death, which officials say is standard procedure.

No other information was released.

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