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Lee County inmate collapses, dies

Posted June 26, 2008

An inmate died in the Lee County Jail early Thursday, and the State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the circumstances around his death, authorities said.

Anthony Jabbar Fox, 35, of 309 Maple Ave. in Sanford, collapsed at about 6 a.m., and other inmates notified the jail supervisor, Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter said. The supervisor performed CPR until Fox could be transported to Central Carolina Hospital, but Fox was pronounced dead at the hospital, Carter said.

Fox was in jail on a probation violation, Carter said.

The cause of death hadn't been determined by Thursday afternoon.


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  • ArmyTrucker Jun 27, 2008

    Wheres my last post?

  • URADA Jun 26, 2008

    When you take cheap shots, especially under the cover of anonymity, your comments only drive people away. Unfortunately, your tone discounts any valid point you have to make.

    Uh huh and Nancy Drew is your "real" name, I'm sure. So Nancy, I am just a well informed citizen of Lee County, something that unfortunately is sorely lacking here.

    Oh, and by the way, I have given you no advice, nor have I argued with you. But I am familiar with the twisting of words, something that is done daily around Lee County.

  • NancyDrew Jun 26, 2008

    Thanks LCSD, when I actually subscribe to the Herald, I'll take your advice. I've lurked for some time, and have normally simply shook my head at your comments, but this time felt compelled to reply.

    When you take cheap shots, especially under the cover of anonymity, your comments only drive people away. Unfortunately, your tone discounts any valid point you have to make.

    Arguing with you is pointless. Take your shots...you only look more petty and spiteful.

    Back to the issue at hand, Sheriff Carter should take responsibility if negligence is found. Wait for the investigation to conclude.

  • URADA Jun 26, 2008

    1Moms_View, wow, make assumptions much? I hope none of your children or family ever find themselves in jail. No matter what side of the "law" he was on he did not deserve to die. My sympathy is with his family, whom I am SURE loved him flaws and all.

  • 1Moms_View Jun 26, 2008

    LCSDajoke, you really need to get a grip and get back to reality. Since taking office, Carter has tried to live up to the preelection promises he made to citizens here. Just because you're either A. out of a job now, B. wanted the good ole boy club to stay in office or C. were at some point on the wrong size of the law since he took office, doesn't mean you know everything about the LCSD.

    No where in the WRAL article does it say he requested medical attention. Were you there? Were you in the ER when he came in? Were you in his cell hearing him call for help..doubtful since you're online to post, but you never know since flipping criminals have more rights than citizens do anyway.

    Sorry he died, but guess what, if he'd stayed on the right side of the law, he wouldn't have been there to begin with and would have collapsed out in public or at home. Who would you blame then?

  • URADA Jun 26, 2008

    Um, ok, Nancy, good luck with all those well thought out comments. You sure have been posting here a long time. When you get your head out of the Sanford Herald, look me back up.

  • NancyDrew Jun 26, 2008

    LCSDajoke, I don't work there, never have. Have you? Since the article doesn't mention your claim that Mr. Fox requested medical attention, you must know from somewhere. After reviewing some of your other posts, it is hard to imagine where the gigantic chip on your shoulder came from, but wow! I live in Lee Co, and as far as I can see, Sheriff Carter has done wonders for law enforcement. Good ole boys club, out. I voted for his opponent in 2006, but you can be darned sure I'll vote for him next time. Good luck wallowing in your self-destructive attitude.

    On another note, I'm sorry about Mr. Fox and sorry for his family, regardless of his circumstance and why he was in jail.

  • URADA Jun 26, 2008

    Nancy are you in the 5th grade? Oh, you must work there, disregard that question. Seems Mr. Fox had requested medical attention several times and the request was ignored. THAT'S how they are to blame, they run the jail, ya know.

  • NancyDrew Jun 26, 2008

    Ah yes, LCSDajoke, another well thought out comment. How on earth is the LCSD to blame when someone collapses? Remind me to take your comments seriously all the time...

  • URADA Jun 26, 2008

    Wow, the fine LCSD strikes again.