Report: Alamance Co. inmate died from head trauma

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Thomas Lumpkin Sr.

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said an Alamance County jail inmate who was shot with a stun gun during a jail fight in January died from “blunt force trauma of the head.”

Thomas Lumpkin Sr., 57, died at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro on Jan. 24. He was hospitalized after fighting with inmate George Jones, 48, around 6 a.m. four days earlier.

Deputies said an officer used a stun gun to break the fight up after the inmates continued fighting when told to stop.

The Burlington Times News reported that a state Medical Examiner’s report confirmed that his head trauma was caused by a “fall.”

The paper reported that “electro-muscular disruption device” was also a contributing factor in Lumpkin’s death.  The report considers his death an “accident.”

Lumpkin was arrested in October after a man was hospitalized from being shot several times in an alleged argument over money.

Read more: The Burlington Times News.