NVDaily update: Jail inmate dies in custody

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail is shown here upon its completion last July. Rich Cooley/Daily file

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail reports that an inmate has died while in custody.

The inmate, a 73-year-old Strasburg man, reported to security jail staff at 6 p.m. Wednesday that he was not feeling well, according to a news release from the jail.

“RSW medical staff was immediately notified and responded to the scene and started administering emergency medical treatment. Warren County 911 Emergency Medical Services were called and responded to the facility at approximately 6:10 pm. The inmate was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm.,” the release states.

The inmate, whose identity was not released, had been arrested on July 4 by Woodstock police. The release states he was charged with being “drunk in public and battery against a healt care provider in an emergency facility.”  He was being held in the jail on a $2,000 secure bond.

The release states that jail staff contacted the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and that agency will be conducting an investigation.
— Staff report

Events Center plan moving forward

FRONT ROYAL – Owners of a historic house in Warren County passed the first hurdle to turn the property into an events center.

The Planning Commission voted Wednesday to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve a request by Benjamin McMahon to add “agricultural events center” to the list of uses allowed in the agricultural zoning district by a conditional-use permit. The commission also recommended that supervisors approve McMahon’s request for a conditional-use permit that would allow him to use the property, known as the Mint House, at 4918 and 4920 Strasburg Road (Va. 55).

The matter goes to the Board of Supervisors, which then must hold a public hearing on the requests before they consider action.

Read more in Friday’s Northern Virginia Daily.

—  By Alex Bridges


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