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20-year-old Nash inmate dies at the hospital after medical emergency

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NASHVILLE — Authorities say a Nash County Detention Center inmate died at Nash UNC Health Care on Sunday following a medical emergency.

Damico Miguel Morrow, 20, of Missouri Avenue in Washington, D.C., experienced a medical emergency at the jail around 5 a.m., Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Medina said several inmates and detention officers rendered first aid until Nash County EMS personnel arrived.

Medics stabilized Morrow and brought him to the Rocky Mount hospital.

“While receiving further treatment, the inmate experienced another medical emergency and passed away,” Medina said in a news release.

Deputies did not specify Morrow’s medical condition, but Medina said the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner would perform an autopsy to determine his cause of death. Nash County deputies contacted Morrow’s next of kin on Sunday.

Morrow was jailed in Nash County on June 19 and faced charges of common-law robbery and second-degree kidnapping. He also was being held on a fugitive warrant and extradition request from another state that prevented his release on bond, the sheriff’s office explained.

Court records indicate Morrow was scheduled to appear in Nash County Superior Court on the charges Dec. 9 and a Dec. 20 hearing on the fugitive warrant had been scheduled.