Alamance Co. Inmate Dies After Being Hospitalized in Fight
An Alamance County Jail inmate was pronounced dead Tuesday after being hospitalized in a jail fight Friday morning.
Thomas Lumpkin Sr., 57, was injured after fighting with inmate George Jones, 48, around 6 a.m. in a cell block, deputies said.
Deputies said an officer used a stun gun to break the fight up after the inmates continued fighting when told to stop.
Deputies were notified of Lumpkin's death around 8:45 p.m. where he was still a patient at Moses Cone Hospital.
Deputies said Limpkin's cause of death remains unknown.
A jail nurse originally treated Lumpkin after having a small laceration to the back of the head, deputies said.
Deputies said he was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center and was conscious and alert when he left.
Lumpkin was later taken to Moses Cone Hospital, and his condition may be related to a cranial hemorrhage, deputies said.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation into Lumpkin's cause of death, deputies said.
Lumpkin was arrested in October after a man was hospitalized from being shot several times in an alleged argument over money.