35-Year-Old Inmate Dies in York County Jail


By Alicia Barnes

YORK, S.C. (AP) _ Deputies and state agents are investigating after an inmate was found dead in the York County jail.

Authorities said 35-year-old Leonard Savercool Jr. was found unconscious and not breathing around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

Savercool ended up in the jail Friday after he was arrested in Fort Mill and charged with petit larceny and entering a premises after a warning. Authorities say Savercool lived in Salisbury, N.C.

An autopsy was performed, but York County Coroner Sabrina Gast says she wasn't ready to rule on a cause of death. She said it didn't appear to be a suicide and Savercool didn't have any physical injuries.

Savercool is the third inmate to die in the York County jail in the past eight months.

The State Law Enforcement Division is helping to investigate.
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