ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP/WNCN) — Authorities in western North Carolina say a 40-year-old inmate is dead after being found unresponsive on his bed at dawn.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office says Christopher Coe Boyd Jr. of Rattlesnake Mountain Road in Black Mountain was pronounced dead Monday after the early-morning discovery.
Boyd, who was self-employed, was being held for three days as part of his probation on a felony conviction that deputies didn’t describe.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Natalie Bailey said in an email that a jailer checked on Boyd around 6 a.m. after he didn’t come out of his cell for breakfast. Jail staff and paramedics tried to revive Boyd without success.
Jail staff and paramedics tried to revive Boyd without success.
Jailers indicated they last saw Boyd alive around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.
The report also indicated that Boyd did not have any injuries and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.