Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced the death of an inmate that was being processed in the booking area of the Moore County Detention Center Tuesday evening.   

The inmate began experiencing a medical emergency when immediate medical aid was administered by the staff at the detention center.  EMS was called and CPR initiated.  The inmate died at the scene.  

Sheriff Fields has notified the State Bureau of Investigation and requested that an independent inquiry be completed.  Since this is an active investigation, no further information is available at this time.

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