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Wayne County inmate dies in custody

Posted August 2, 2010

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— The State Bureau of Investigation is investing the death of a Wayne County inmate.

On Sunday, Patrick Fitzgerald Shields, 42, complained to a Wayne County detention officer that he was not feeling well and then passed out, authorities said.

Officers started CPR and called EMS, who upon arrival attempted to revive Shields. He was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No foul play is suspected in Shields’ death, authorities said. Autopsy results are pending.

Shields was arrested on July 27 by Goldsboro Police on a fugitive warrant out of Maryland.

The SBI investigation is considered normal procedure.

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  • CowgirlUp357 Aug 4, 2010

    A man has died and all ya'll can comment on is a missed used word.

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap Aug 2, 2010

    "The State Bureau of Investigation is investing the death of a Wayne County inmate."

    They are still investing in it as of 5:54pm.

  • beachboater Aug 2, 2010

    "I think what bathroom monkey means is the article says "investing" rather than "investigating""---

    They must have changed it before I read it because I didn't see that." leo-nc

    leo - the fifth word is "investigation" as in State Bureau of Investigation.

    The seventht word is STILL investing.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Aug 2, 2010

    Well I guess they didn't know this was going to happen.

  • leo-nc Aug 2, 2010

    Whew. Good lord. I'm going back to bad and waking up at 1pm.

  • wwwalker Aug 2, 2010

    LEO, read the seventh word of the first sentence of the story.

  • leo-nc Aug 2, 2010

    "I think what bathroom monkey means is the article says "investing" rather than "investigating""---

    They must have changed it before I read it because I didn't see that.

  • leo-nc Aug 2, 2010

    "leo-nc, how do you invest an incident?"---

    I don't think I've ever invested an incident. LOL - Care to explain your question in English?

  • mchljam2 Aug 2, 2010

    obviously reading the full comment about not everything that happens in police custody was lost on some whom couldn't get past the first few words in the previous comment?? Duh!

  • wwwalker Aug 2, 2010

    leo-nc, how do you invest an incident?

    ...I am interested in hearing your explanation.

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