City jail prisoner dies at VCU Medical Center

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. reported today that jail resident Scott Everette Pullen, 40, was pronounced dead early this morning at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

On Monday, Pullen was arrested by the Richmond Police Department. During his initial health screening, Intake Deputies noticed signs of an undisclosed medical condition, and sent him to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (VCUMC). He was subsequently treated and discharged back into Sheriff's Office custody, according to the release.

Tuesday at 1:24 p.m., Pullen collapsed in his assigned housing unit. Security personnel along with medical staff responded and called 9-1-1, the release said.

The Richmond Ambulance Authority transported the jail resident to VCUMC for treatment. Mr. Pullen was pronounced dead at 1:47 a.m. this morning by VCUMC medical personnel.

The Richmond Medical Examiner's Office was notified and an autopsy is scheduled for later in the week.  While there were no signs of foul play, the Richmond City Sheriff's Office, Investigation Unit and the Richmond Police Department are conducting a joint investigation. The family of the deceased was notified shortly after his death was pronounced.

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