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Sheriff’s office: Danville jail inmate dies

File - In this July 10, 2015 file photo, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi leaves after speaking at a news conference where he provided information regarding the release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez in San Francisco. The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier by a man in the country illegally is suing the city and two federal agencies that they say contributed to her death. Kate Steinle's parents filed the wrongful-death lawsuit Friday, May 27, 2016. It accuses the San Francisco Sheriff's Department of failing to notify federal immigration officials that it was releasing Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from jail. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

File – The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier by a man in the country illegally is suing the city and two federal agencies that they say contributed to her death. Kate Steinle’s parents filed the wrongful-death lawsuit. It accuses the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department of failing to notify federal immigration officials that it was releasing Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from jail. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at the Danville City Jail has died.

Sheriff Mike Mondul said in a news release that inmates notified deputies Saturday evening that a fellow inmate wasn’t feeling well and needed help. The inmate, 58-year-old Larry Andrews, told a deputy he was OK, but the deputy called for supervisors, who helped Andrews to the nurse’s station. Rescue personnel were called after his vital signs were found to be abnormal.

Officials say Andrews was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Andrews was incarcerated in November 2015 for a parole violation and a probation violation from Campbell County. Officials say he had notable health issues when he entered the jail.

Andrews’ body was taken to the medical examiner’s officer to determine the cause of death.

 

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