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Wilson County inmate's death investigated

Posted October 21, 2010

— Wilson County authorities said Thursday that they are investigating the death of a county jail inmate.

Milton Rhontay Satchell, 20, was being escorted from the jail to the Wilson County Courthouse for a Tuesday court appearance when he said he didn't feel well. He was taken to Wilson Medical Center, where he died.

Satchell was arrested Oct. 13 on charges of breaking and entering, felony eluding arrest and aggressive driving. The arrest followed a high-speed chase through three counties that ended in a wreck in Pitt County, the Wilson County Sheriff's Office said.

Satchell and another man were taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital for treatment after their arrests and were released into the custody of Wilson County deputies on Saturday.

Satchell's body was sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.


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  • prophetdavis08 Oct 21, 2010


  • saywhaaaaat Oct 21, 2010

    Feel bad for his family but like they always say.....What goes around comes around.

  • Jammer512 Oct 21, 2010

    Karma saves the tax payers

  • brina26ann Oct 21, 2010

    Steven Purvis was with him. There were actually 3 guys all together that were in the same car that wrecked. The main story was back a lil bit ago and it showed all 3 of the guys then.

  • lisa4 Oct 21, 2010

    He may have had an internal injury that was overlooked at Pitt from the accident.

  • Cabman Oct 21, 2010

    One word.....karma.

  • brucem Oct 21, 2010

    Purivs was his partner in crime..

  • wildcat Oct 21, 2010

    Who is Steven Purvis? No information was given but they showed his picture.

  • wildcat Oct 21, 2010

    Was his death drug related? When they are arrested and cannot get their illegal drug, then things happen causing death.