UPDATE: Parkersburg man's death at regional jail still under investigation

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DODDRIDGE COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 07/9/19 1 P.M.

A Parkersburg man who died late Monday evening at the North Central Regional Jail had received "outside medical attention" after he was booked into the Wood County holding center earlier in the evening, authorities said.

According to a criminal complaint in Wood County Magistrate Court, Zachary Bailey, 26, was arrested on Monday on a breaking-and-entering charge after sheriff's deputies found him passed out inside a woodworking business in Parkersburg.

A spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Military and Public Safety said in an emailed statement that Bailey was treated at the state-operated Wood County Holding Center before being transferred to the regional jail in Doddridge County. The statement did not indicate what he was treated for.

The spokesman said Bailey died later Monday evening after suffering another "medical episode" while he was still in the holding section at the regional jail.

"The initial indication is that it may be drug-related," the spokesman said.

Bailey's death remains under investigation, along with three other recent deaths in West Virginia's regional-jail system.


The media contact for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says an inmate has died.

Zachary Bailey died late Monday evening at the North Central Regional Jail. He says the incident is still under investigation, but involved a medical episode. The initial indication is that it may be drug-related. The inmate was still in the holding section at the time.

The inmate had required outside medical attention earlier that evening after he was booked into our custody at the holding facility in Wood County.

Another inmate at the jail, Jason Davenport, recently died there. He was discovered in his cell unresponsive about 9 p.m. Sunday, June 30.



 
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