Jail inmate dies after suicide try

By Sarah Willets - swillets@civitasmedia.com

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton woman has died after attempting suicide at the Robeson County Detention Center, according to the jail’s administrator.

Kandida AnMarie Chriscoe, 28, died of asphyxiation, Maj. George Kenworthy said. According to an obituary, Chriscoe died Sunday at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey declined to say how Chriscoe attempted suicide, but said she was found unresponsive by an officer on Saturday. She had been alone in a cell at the jail. Medical staff tended to Chriscoe and she was transported to the hospital, Sealey said.

Chriscoe, who lived on East Eighth Street, was being held on a charge of felony larceny. She was arrested on Thursday.

The Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Major Crimes division are investigating the incident.

According to Sealey, the Sheriff’s Office contacted the State Bureau of Investigation and the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office after Chriscoe was hospitalized. It is customary for the SBI to investigate deaths in custody. The agency is not involved in Chriscoe’s death because she did not die in custody, Sealey said.

By Sarah Willets


Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

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