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McDowell County inmate death under investigation


The West Virginia State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in McDowell County.

The death occurred on Friday at the McDowell County Holding Facility.

According to Sgt. R.A. Daniel with the Welch Detachment of the WVSP, jail staff responded to a disturbance inside a pod with an undisclosed number of inmates. At that point, Marc Graham, 47, got into some type of altercation with staff and became unresponsive.

EMS was called and Graham was taken to Welch Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sgt. Daniel said they have obtained statements from inmates and jail staff. Graham's body will be sent to the West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office for to autopsy. They will await the results of that autopsy before moving forward in the investigation.

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