Nathaniel Maurice Powell identified as dead victim in Harford County jail cell
Nathaniel Maurice Powell Death – Early on Sunday morning, a 26-year-old prisoner was discovered dead in his cell at the Harford County Detention Center. According to representatives of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the victim hanged himself in his cell before passing away. A correctional deputy discovered the prisoner unconscious in his cell around 12:15 in the morning while performing one of their routine tours.
Deputies immediately started performing life-saving procedures and summoned all other deputies and the medical staff at the detention facility for assistance. Deputies and medical personnel started CPR and continued it until emergency personnel came, however it was unsuccessful. Nathaniel Maurice Powell, Jr., the victim, was declared dead at 1:05 in the morning. On January 18, Powell was detained on a domestic-related offense. There is no indication of wrongdoing. The inquiry is still being conducted.
Related topic: Bel Air Inmate Dies At Harford Detention Center
At the Harford County Detention Center on Saturday morning, a Bel Air man passed away. He experienced a medical emergency in his cell, according to officials. Deputies discovered James Allen Zornes, 54, unconscious in his cell around 5:17 a.m. He was alone at the time. Authorities said that attempts to save the victim’s life, including administering CPR and using an automatic external defibrillator, were made with no success by medical staff at the detention facility and any available deputies.
Zornes was declared dead at 6:16 a.m., according to officials, despite the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company’s arrival and continuous efforts to resuscitate him. Authorities claimed that Zornes had a number of medical issues and had been refusing to take his medication based on the results of the preliminary inquiry. Officials said there were no indications of criminal activity. The sheriff’s office claimed that forensic investigators gathered evidence at the detention facility and transported Zornes’ body to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
According to the authorities, Zornes was arrested in the prison facility on April 2 for failing to register as a sex offender. According to court documents, Zornes admitted to transmitting child pornography in 2016 and was given a two-year prison term in Jessup. He had to spend more than four years on supervised probation after his release. In April he was ordered to be held without bond for failing to register as a sex offender, and in May he was sentenced to a year in jail for that offense. As is customary when an inmate passes away, the Criminal Investigations Division of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the death.
PC: The Baltimore County Sun
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