SLED, sheriff’s office investigating inmate death


A man arrested this summer on charges of cocaine possession, shoplifting and a bench warrant died of “medical causes” Wednesday at Conway Medical Center, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.

Jimmy Lee Calloway, 47, was in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center when he was found unresponsive in his cell at 10:45 a.m., according to a release from the Horry County Sheriff’s Office.

A detention “officer alerted staff medical personnel who initiated CPR and called EMS,” the release stated.

Calloway was rushed to Conway Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:46 a.m.

An autopsy was conducted Thursday and Calloway’s exact cause of death has not yet been released, according to Fowler.

“The death appeared to be from medical causes,” Fowler said.

Calloway was booked into the detention center on June 26 as a result of an arrest by the Myrtle Beach Police Department, according to the Sheriff’s Office release.

“In accordance with Detention Center protocol regarding in-custody inmate deaths, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was contacted, responded to the detention center and is conducting an inquiry into the incident,” the release states.