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Sergeant Russell Earl Lavarl Jones

Sergeant Russell Jones suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a disruptive inmate at the Pamlico County Detention Center in Bayboro.

While trying to subdue the inmate at 8:33 p.m., Sergeant Jones was punched in the face. Fifteen minutes later, Sergeant Jones collapsed. Despite life-saving measures, he was unable to be resuscitated.

Sergeant Jones had served with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office for four years. He is survived by his mother and two sisters.

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