Richmond County Jail inmate dies in custody

By: Staff report

ROCKINGHAM — State investigators are looking into the death of an inmate in the Richmond County Jail late last week.

Adrian Lamar Campbell, 30, was complaining of chest pains June 14 and deputies were called to assist with the medical emergency, according to a press release issued Monday by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

EMS was contacted, but Campbell became unconscious while receiving aid, according to the sheriff’s office. First responders continued to treat Campbell, but were unable to revive him.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation processed the scene and began conducting interviews per protocol.

Campbell’s body was sent to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh to determine a cause of death. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate Campbell died of natural causes, according to the sheriff’s office.

Online court records show Campbell was facing a slew of felony charges in Richmond County Superior Court from 2016 and 2017: four counts of possession of a firearm by a felon; three counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied property; two counts each of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury; and one count each of felony conspiracy, conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Campbell was booked under a $3 million bond in March 2017 after he was arrested in Charlotte for allegedly shooting into a vehicle and home on Glenwood Avenue in Rockingham.

At that time, he was out on bail after Hamlet police charged him with shooting someone more than five times on Monroe Avenue and firing shots into a home near Buttercup Drive in October 2016.

The SBI is still investigating.


Staff report