Aiken inmate who died in custody identified

Aiken inmate who died in custody identified
An investigation is underway in Aiken after a man was found dead at the Aiken County Detention Center.

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - An inmate that was being held at the Aiken County Detention Center has died, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate has been identified as 62-year-old Warren A. Pridgen of Graniteville. Pridgen was found unresponsive in his cell by other inmates at around 4:45 a.m. Friday morning.

South Carolina Law Enforcement and the Aiken County Corner have been notified, and SLED is investigating this death out of procedure. Right now, the sheriff’s office says the death does not appear to be suspicious. Autopsy and toxicology results are pending.

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