Inmate dies at Brunswick County jail

Updated: Aug. 3, 2017 at 4:16 PM EDT
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Authorities are investigating after an inmate at the Brunswick County Detention Center died Thursday morning.

According to officials with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Tony Edward Long, 36, was found unresponsive in his cell around 5:50 a.m.

First aid was given to Long by detention medical staff but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office of Professional Standards found no evidence of foul play or suicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 to determine the cause of Long's death.

He was admitted to the Brunswick County Detention Center on July 26 for a probation violation.

Long was serving 24 months of probation following a drug conviction in New Hanover County last February.

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