Autopsy slated in inmate’s death

Authorities are planning to conduct an autopsy on the body of a 26-year-old Strasburg man who was found dead in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on Saturday afternoon.

The autopsy on Brendan Garrett Sullins, a jail inmate, will be conducted by the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said members of his agency were called to the jail immediately after Sullins body was discovered by members of the jail staff.

“I don’t have any updates today,” McEathron said of the investigation.

Jail Superintendent William Wilson said he had no information to release on a possible cause of death.

Front Royal police arrested Sullins on Wednesday and charged him with possession of an illegal drug. He was being held in the jail without bond.

Sullins was also facing a charge in Shenandoah County of possession of heroin with intent to sell.

The state’s online court database also shows he had a lengthy list of charges in Warren County pertaining to alcohol and drug offenses.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com

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