An inmate at the Haywood County Detention Center, Zachary Nathaniel Lambright, 20, was pronounced dead at Haywood Regional Medical Center at 3:02 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
The death followed an apparent suicide attempt in his assigned cell in the Haywood County Detention Center.
Mr. Lambright was found unresponsive Monday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. during a detention officer’s required observation rounds, according to a news release issued by the Haywood County Sheriff’s office. Lambright injured himself after the detention officer’s previous round, which was conducted at 1:57 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office personnel, medical staff and paramedics responded to the incident and worked to resuscitate Lambright before he was transported to Haywood Regional.
Lambright was booked into the detention center Aug. 9, after being brought back from Florida by law enforcement on a governor’s warrant to face several failure to appear charges, to include felony second-degree forcible rape, larceny of a motor vehicle and driving while impaired.
Haywood County Sheriff’s Office administration notified the State Bureau of Investigation of the incident.