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