BECKLEY, W.Va. — An inmate at the Southern Regional Jail in Beckley died at a Charleston hospital Tuesday evening after being involved in a fight at the jail.
State Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Larry Messina said Carlos McMillion, 51, suffered injuries from an altercation Saturday with fellow inmate Geremy West, 21.
Messina said two investigations are underway.
“Jail authorities are conducting an internal investigation. The State Police are also investigating. It’s my understanding the State Police have been conducting interviews of staff and others,” Messina said.
Troopers plan to share the information they gather with the Raleigh County prosecutor for any possible charges.
McMillion was arrested May 11 in Raleigh County on a first-degree robbery charge. West was arrested May 9 after having his bond revoked in Mercer County on burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy charges.
McMillion was initially taken to Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital Saturday before being transferred to CAMC General.