An inmate has died in the Aiken County Detention Center, according to the sheriff’s office and coroner.
James B. Oakman, 57, of Aiken, was found unresponsive about 11:05 am Sunday by a detention officer conducting a routine check. Aiken County EMS was notified while detention officers and onsite medical staff performed life-saving measures until EMS arrived, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
Oakman was pronounced dead at the detention center.
There was no evidence of injury or trauma and no foul play is suspected, according to a statement from Coroner Tim Carlton.
An autopsy is scheduled Monday in Newberry, S.C.
The Coroner’s Office and the State Law Enforcement Division will conduct an investigation.