Monday, January 20, 2014

Inmate Death Investigated

On January 20, 2014 at approximately 0530 hours Levy County Sheriff’s Detention Facility staff responded to the housing unit after observing an inmate collapse. Detention Staff immediately began CPR while awaiting the arrival of Emergency Medical Services. EMS assumed life saving efforts, ultimately transporting the inmate to a local Emergency Room. After approximately 2 hours of CPR and other advanced efforts to resuscitate him, the Emergency Room doctor pronounced death.

The death of Terrance Lamar Wiggins, B/M 43 years old, is currently being investigated by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. The preliminary investigation has revealed that Wiggins had a medical condition prior to his arrest on November 22, 2013. Wiggins’ family told LCSO that he was under the care of a physician­­ prior to his arrest. Wiggins’ medical needs were being treated by the LCSO Medical Department since his booking at LCSO Detention Facility.

The 8th Circuit Medical Examiners Office has been notified and will complete an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The LCSO investigation will be pending awaiting these results. 


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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