ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- State authorities are investigating the death of a North Carolina jail inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell after he and another inmate fought.
The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that 29-year-old Trenton Nathaniel McGilberry died Monday morning. Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright says McGilberry died after a fight with Mareese Lindsey as the two were released from their cells for breakfast.
Cartwright describes the altercation as resembling "a wrestling match" and says neither man appeared to be badly hurt.
The sheriff says he asked the State Bureau of Investigate to investigate the death to avoid any conflict of interest because he also serves as jail administrator.
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