Authorities: Inmate died of natural causes

Investigation into the death of Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail inmate Brendon Sullins has revealed that he died of natural causes.

Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron wrote in a Thursday update that an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner helped lead to a conclusion that Sullins’ death on Feb. 13 was of natural causes and that there was no evidence of any criminal action. McEathron’s release also states that the Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office agreed with the investigation’s findings.

The Front Royal Police Department arrested Sullins, a 26-year-old Strasburg resident, on Feb. 10. He was charged with possession of narcotics. Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Sullins in January and charged him with possession of heroin with intent to sell. Suspected drugs and paraphernalia were seized from his home with a search warrant.

Online court records show that Sullins had a number of substance-related charges in Warren County dating back to 2007. He was being held without bond at the jail.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com

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