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Lee County inmate collapses, dies

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.

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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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