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Wayne County inmate dies in custody

Posted August 2, 2010 8:54 a.m. EDT

— 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.