Chesterfield County identifies inmate who died following ‘medical distress’

Chesterfield County identifies inmate who died following ‘medical distress’
George Adams III (Source: Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - An investigation is underway after a Chesterfield County inmate died early Sunday morning.

Deputies and medical staff responded to 46-year-old George Adam III’s cell around 5:22 a.m. after his cellmate notified them he was in “medical distress.”

The inmate was given emergency aid, including CPR and the use of an AED. He was later pronounced dead by FIRE and EMS personnel.

Adams, of Edgewood Avenue in Richmond, was committed to the jail in February to serve a 26-month sentence for three probation violations.

An investigation into the cause of death is now underway by the Chesterfield Police Department and the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials have not released the name of the inmate, but say he was brought to the jail on Feb. 10 for three probation violations. The State Medical Examiner’s Office will determine his cause of death.

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