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Inmate’s death under investigation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate at Montgomery County Jail Tuesday morning.

Jail staff found the 49-year-old Christiansburg man dead in his cell during a routine bed check conducted early Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brian Wright said. He noted that a public announcement of the death was delayed at the request of the inmate’s family.

The man’s identity also is being withheld pending the family’s notification of friends and family.

Wright said Christiansburg Police Department was asked to conduct the investigation.

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