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Aiken County Inmate Died of Brain Injury. She Was 24.


A young suspect who died while in custody of the Aiken County Jail suffered a non-traumatic brain injury, the coroner said.

Connie Marie PresleyConnie M. Presley, 24, of Matthews, Ga. (shown at right from her Facebook page) , was at the jail at 4:15 a.m. Friday when she went into medical distress. Deputies and medical personnel began life saving measures while Aiken County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was notified, jail Capt Nick Gallam said in a press release.

EMS arrived at the Detention Center around 4:23 a.m. Friday. EMS transported Presley to Aiken Regional Medical Center, where she was treated, but passed away Friday afternoon.

“It was determined that Ms. Presley had a significant brain injury which was non traumatic in nature,” Coroner Tim Carlton said. “No foul play is suspected at this time.”

SLED has been brought in to investigate, Capt. Gallam said.

Presley was arrested Thursday by the sheriff’s office on suspicion of receiving stolen goods. She has a history of theft and shoplifting in Richmond County, according to county records.


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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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